The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work
Asset Skills commissioned research into employment barriers experienced by young people (16-24 year olds) across its footprint. This project aimed to improve understanding into the issues that exist and how these may be overcome. The research will be used to inform future work in this area as we look to put strategies in place to address these problems. Read the report here.
This two-year programme looks into the provision of future forecasts and horizon scanning for the sector will help ensure that people entering the Asset Skills sectors are equipped with the skills that employers require, and that employers, training providers and policy makers have a clear idea of what is required to ensure the sector within which they work is as productive and sustainable as possible in future.
This comprehensive assessment of future skills will see the completion of a number of stages before the final report is published in March 2013, this includes:
Asset Skills commissioned research providing a 2011 housing and property intelligence update. The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of how the housing and property sectors operate by splitting key industry metrics into individual sectors. This is necessary because the Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) for housing and property are often grouped together and therefore disaggregating these two sectors is required to produce a profile of each. Read this intelligence update here.
The Asset Skills Barometer periodically samples employers’ response to skills and productivity issues, to better understand the current performance and challenges of companies within the sector. This is a rolling programme, with results published every six months. Since its inception in July 2008, over 2,500 employer interviews have been conducted. Read the latest survey or participate in it here.