News and updates


News updates are a key part of our sharing of best practice and impact from around the globe. Here we have news of our overseas projects where our team of experts are delivering high quality, high impact technical and vocational education and training TVET solutions at a government, industrial and individual level. We will also be sharing news of our Erasmus+ and aid-funded related TVET work.

UK Excellence In Education Mission Success in Vietnam

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 Bank […]

Turkish Furniture delegation completes training in UK

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 Bristol.

The […]

Global Skills Ledger on judging panel for School Leaver Award 2017

Global Skills Ledger’s CEO, Jonathan Ledger is joining a renowned team of skills and employment experts on the judging panel of the AllAboutSchoolLeavers’ School Leaver Awards 2017. 


I am very much looking forward to supporting AllAboutSchoolLeavers in co-judging entries for the prestigious School Leaver Awards 2017. It is always so fantastic and very enlightening to see so many small, medium and large sized companies and their staff using really innovative and creative ways to generate […]

Vietnamese Textile & Garment Workforce Study Results Revealed

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 Vietnam […]

Inaugural TVET launch in Sabah Malaysia

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 Sabah […]

Turkish Lifelong Learning Project learns from UK

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 Turkey. They […]

Furniture Skills Fit for Industry4.0

Global Skills Ledger is working with UK awarding organisation, Occupational Awards Limited (OAL) to support the development of Furniture skills to enable businesses right across Europe to fully participate in the implementation of Industry4.0.  The EU Erasmus funded project IN4WOOD will involve the close collaboration of 13 partner organisations from 5 different countries.

Industry 4.0 - the fourth industrial revolution

Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing […]

Textile and Garment Skills Roadmap

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, […]

Building Futures in Vietnamese Aerated Autoclaved Concrete

It’s been a real challenge to improve the performance of Aerated Autoclaved Concrete (AAC) brick manufacturing factories when some of the plant is ailing in age and the skill levels of workers are far lower than needed. But that’s exactly what our building products/ construction materials team of experts have been doing over the last 10 months.

Working in partnership with the United National Development Programme, Proskills Global Limited, the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction and relevant Vietnamese universities, Global Skills […]

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