Employment and Skills

School leavers need extra schooling

School leavers need extra schooling

A joint report published by the Centre of British Industry (CBI) and Pearson has found that the majority of employers who took part in the survey where failing to develop vital soft skills. 

The survey of 542 firms employing around 1.6 million people found that almost two-thirds of business leaders said that school education was failing to develop vital skills such as self-management and timekeeping at school.

More then a third of employers said they were dissatisfied with school leavers’ literacy skills, while 30 per cent were unhappy with the levels of numeracy.

The report said that the low level of satisfaction of employment was –

“probably not so much that levels of attainment have declined as that the levels of skill needed tend to escalate with the growing complexity of the workplace”.  

To see the report please see here

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