June 2020

RSDC India Skills Webinar

2020-06-26T13:08:05+01:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

The RSDC India Skills Webinar held on 24th June 2020, proved a big hit in India and across the globe. Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. Countries with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities of the world of work. We all are aware that skilled employees are at the core of competitive enterprises. It brings enterprises the agility and resilience to effectively respond to market changes.  In this context, RSDC (Rubber Skills Development Council, India) organised a webinar to discuss the [...]

TVET World eConference 2020

2020-08-22T09:45:16+01:00Tags: , , , , , |

The IVETA TVET World eConference was held online from 28th to 30th July 2020. Global Skils Ledger CEO, Jonathan Ledger headlined as a speaker. The relevance and responsiveness of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector affects the employment of individuals, and development of institutions and businesses, societies, and regions around the world. But never before, has the Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector has been so ideally positioned to drive impact, change, and growth as it is today. Bridging the gap between skills being taught through curricula and the needs of industry are going to [...]

April 2020

School Leaver Awards 2020 Supported

2020-06-19T16:16:09+01:00Tags: , , , , |

The Global Skills Ledger team is again supporting the School Leaver Awards 2020 awards. The School Leaver Awards 2020 celebrate the top employers and training providers for school and college leavers on apprenticeship programmes. Employers, training providers, colleges and their agencies can put themselves forward for the awards which are free to enter. Unlike other awards, The School Leaver Awards 2020 are based on the opinions of apprentices themselves. With more than 600,000 visitors each year, AllAboutSchoolLeavers.co.uk is the primary platform for school leavers making career decisions. With popular advice sections for parents and careers advisers too, it’s the [...]

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 [...]

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 in Russia 2019. WorldSkills, akin to the Olympics, but for skills not sport, showcases the value of skills and raising [...]

January 2017

Building Futures in Vietnamese Aerated Autoclaved Concrete

2017-03-01T18:30:27+00:00Tags: , , , |

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 Ledger's buildings materials industry specialists have succesfully completed a detailed review and analysis of Vietnamese Aerated Autoclaved Concrete (AAC) block manufacturing plants and [...]

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 of how best to engage with employers in relation to vocational skills and apprenticeships and how best to link their [...]

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