February 2020

Carving New Furniture Skills

2020-02-23T10:23:38+00:00Tags: , , , , |

In the UK alone, the furniture sector is a substantial industry. According to Government statistics over 8,000 companies contribute £11.1 billion to the country’s GDP, which equates to 2.2% of manufacturing output. Over a quarter of a million jobs are dependent on the success of the industry, with 107,000 in manufacturing. Consumer spending on furniture and furnishings equates to a whopping £16.2 billion per year. Ensuring that the furniture industry continues to develop the most appropriate skills now and [...]

In4Wood Erasmus+ Celebrates Success

2020-02-19T08:03:32+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

Global Skills Ledger was a key player in developing Industry 4.0 skills curriculum for the Wood and Furniture Sectors across Europe. Our experts provided world-class Quality Assurance and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) throughout this three year European project. The 4th industrial revolution presents huge challenges for industry, for current workers and new entrants. Across Europe, the furniture and wood sector identified that a shortage of professionals with sufficient Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills is having a [...]

April 2019

More Global Skills Experts Join Our Team

2019-04-15T09:15:34+01:00Tags: , , |

Global Skills Ledger's award-winning team just got that little bigger.   Our team has a combined experience of more than 400 years and it is all technical and vocational education and training (TVET) skills related! Our experts don't just develop skills policy, shape strategy or deliver skills interventions, our team lives and breathes skills every day in all corners of the globe. Meet our experts  John Mountford, our International Further Education Expert, formally CEO of the Association of [...]

June 2017

Supporting UK Government’s Global TVET

2019-01-20T10:38:09+00:00Tags: , , |

Global Skills Ledger's Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Ledger, will be using his considerable and award-winning technical and vocational education and training (TVET) expertise during a secondment to the UK Government.  Jonathan will be working as the Global TVET Specialist for the Department of International Trade's Education Team. He will lead the team’s work in developing commercial international TVET opportunities for UK providers, developing the UK TVET export capacity, and promoting the UK’s capabilities in the sector.  The role of the Education team [...]

Erasmus+ Furniture Partners Hosted in UK

2017-06-03T10:25:12+01:00Tags: , , , |

On Tuesday 23rd May 2017, Global Skills Ledger Ltd hosted a meeting with European Erasmus+ project partners in London. The team of 15 colleagues are collaborating under the Erasmus+ strand KA2 - 'Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices' in relation to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Furniture and Upholstery industries. Their aim is the develop careers guidance frameworks and modular e-learning training programmes which will develop the skills and competence of those working [...]

April 2017

Bangladeshi Delegation WorldSkills UK Study Tour

2017-04-29T08:20:03+01:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Global Skills Ledger hosted a delegation of Government and education experts from Bangladesh on behalf of British Council from 24th to 28th April 2017. The UK Study Tour was aimed at supporting and enabling Bangladesh’s development and understanding of WorldSkills participation by providing a more in-depth insight into making WorldSkills work. It explored the collaborative opportunities and the real challenges that lie ahead. The Government of Bangladesh’s aim is to participate in the WorldSkills global competition for the first time [...]

March 2017

UK Excellence In Education Mission Success in Vietnam

2017-03-31T12:41:50+01:00Tags: , , |

In partnership with UK Skills Federation, Semta International and Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Global Skills Ledger's CEO, Jonathan Ledger spent the week of Monday 27th to Thursday 30th March 2017 in Vietnam promoting the UK's world-class Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector and to speak at the Department for International Trade's 'Excellence in Education' workshop. During the week, Global Skills Ledger and Sector Skills Council colleagues met with Government Ministry officials, stakeholders, donor organisations such as Asian Development [...]

Turkish Furniture delegation completes training in UK

2017-03-28T00:27:38+01:00Tags: , , , |

Global Skills Ledger Ltd is a key partner in an Erasmus+ project which will see the development and implementation of a new careers guidance system and a comprehensive modularised online training programme for the Furniture sector in Turkey. From Monday 20th to Friday 24th March 2017, a delegation from Turkish education institutes completed a comprehensive training programme in the UK. It was designed and delivered by Global Skills Ledger's training and assessment expert, Andy Rotherham and hosted by Didac's Woodwise Academy in [...]

February 2017

Vietnamese Textile & Garment Workforce Study Results Revealed

2017-03-01T18:27:36+00:00Tags: , , |

Global Skills Ledger has been working in partnership with Proskills Global Limited and has been back in Hanoi, Vietnam to share the results of a Textile and Garment sector workforce skills study. The skills study, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British Embassy in Vietnam (FCO), saw representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam (MOLISA), Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam (MOIT), British Council, Vietnam Textiles and Apparel Association (VITAS) and [...]

Inaugural TVET launch in Sabah Malaysia

2017-03-16T10:57:56+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Jonathan Ledger, CEO of Global Skills Ledger was the keynote speaker at the inaugural technical education and vocational training (TVET) seminar in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia on Monday 20th February 2017. He showcased the UK TVET system and all it's component functions. Jonathan also shared many examples of his global experience of TVET implementation to demonstrate that the UK's methodology and best practice can be successfully contextualised to ensure the country's education ambitions are achieved. The British High Commission and [...]

Turkish Lifelong Learning Project learns from UK

2017-03-01T18:28:32+00:00Tags: , , |

Global Skills Ledger Ltd CEO, Jonathan Ledger supported a Turkish Ministry of National Education delegation’s visit to the UK by sharing lessons regarding the building and maintenance of quality in technical education and vocational training (TVET). Cambridge Education has been working in partnership with the Turkish Government on an EU-funded Technical Assistance Project for Promoting Lifelong Learning-II since 20th January 2016. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to developing human resource capacity by promoting lifelong learning in [...]

January 2017

Textile and Garment Skills Roadmap

2017-03-01T18:29:48+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Global Skills Ledger is working in Vietnam to support the textile and garment industry in building a vocational skills system that is fit for purpose and which helps to provide the skills that employers need to sustain their businesses into the future. For the past three months and for the next few weeks our expert team will be working closely with Proskills Global Limited, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Embassy in Hanoi,  the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, [...]

TVET Quality Assurance for Vietnam

2017-03-01T18:31:23+00:00Tags: , , , , , |

It is somewhat of a challenge to take all that we have learnt about a TVET Quality Assurance, over long period of time and condense it into just 60 minutes…and then to do it for an audience that speaks a different language, lives in a different society and operates in a markedly different economy. But today that's exactly what Global Skills Ledger did. Representing the UK Skills Federation, Jonathan Ledger CEO of Global Skills Ledger Ltd provided an overview [...]