February 2020

Carving New Furniture Skills

2020-04-27T17:12:32+01:00Tags: , , , , |

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 for the future, is essential for the long sustainability of this very important sector. Over 80% of furniture companies state [...]

Industry4.0 Skills Success via In4Wood

2020-04-27T16:51:57+01:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

Global Skills Ledger was a key player in developing Industry4.0 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 profound negative effect on the sectors' capability to adopt emerging technologies such as those within Industry4.0. In particular, all levels of [...]

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 Colleges and Head of International at SEMTA, the sector skills organisation covering science and engineering. John's Further Education experience is [...]

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