The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work
These are some of the projects that Asset Skills are currently working on. Click on the title for more information.
Asset Skills is working on the Green Skills project, in conjunction with the Department of Energy and Climate Change and other Sector Skills Councils, to develop new qualifications, pilot training programmes and facilitate existing low carbon training.
Facilities management employers have helped to shape new degree/higher level apprenticeships in FM. It comes as more than £1m was secured by the skills body Asset Skills from the government's Higher Apprenticeship Fund.
Asset Skills is now designing a pilot Talent Management programme specifically for the housing, facilities management, property, planning, cleaning and parking industries, following research that shows a lack of management and leadership skills in these sectors.
This pilot aims to increase the number of higher education institutions collaborating with industry to produce work-ready graduates. As part of this, we'll be running a World of Work scheme where classroom tutors will do work experience in the industries we represent and there will also be a Work Experience Week for students.
The Routes to Employment scheme will help long-term unemployed people and ex-offenders find work and stay in work. The programme will coordinate training and placements with employers and Asset Skills will establish a social enterprise company to facilitate this service.
Just a quarter of employers are hiring young people. Our sector includes some of the largest employers in the UK and should provide exciting career opportunities for young people. But it's not doing enough and our Youth Employment Charter aims to address this by strengthening ties between employers and educators to help rebalance the ageing workforce.