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Regeneration is about skills not just buildings

This evening, Paul Swinney, an economist at the Centre for Cities was interviewed on the BBC local news and assessed the impact of Regeneration Projects in places like Hull over the past few years. Swinney highlighted successes such as the … Continue reading

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Skills and the types of firms in the marketplace

Over the weekend several papers carried the launch of the Ownership Commission Report (March 2012); a useful analysis which calls into question the UK obsession with the PLC as the default ownership formula for business. There are several points raised … Continue reading

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The national skills agenda

The link between a skilled workforce and sustainable economic growth is evident across the world. Now, the need is not just for vocational courses as well as pure academic qualifications. We need a seismic shift that offers life-long learning opportunities … Continue reading

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Skills in India and the relevance elsewhere

In the next five years, India needs 70 million more vocationally skilled people to join the workforce. This means an increase of vocationally skilled workers from 12 to 25 per cent by the end of the 12th Government Plan. The … Continue reading

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Transforming Skills in emerging markets

There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an … Continue reading

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The need for a NEET solution

This week, the UKs Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, pledged to deal with the “ticking time bomb” of NEETs – young people from 16 to 23 who are Not In Education, Employment or Training. He announced a £126 million scheme … Continue reading

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Let’s look at training technologies with Axon. An interview with Tom Bremer

Archomai are working with a number of companies on business analytics; performance improvement; simulation and simulator technologies – this is our drive to improve operating performance. One of the leading companies delivering training solutions in the Oil industry is ARCD … Continue reading

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Are Apprenticeships fit for purpose?

I typed the word “apprenticeship” into a web browser and it generated 20.7 million references in 0.10 seconds. I learned – This is a “work based pathway to earn and learn”; there has been a 60% increase in apprenticeships in … Continue reading

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Offshore Wind Conference on the Humber highlights skills

Earlier today, former Cabinet Minister and MP for West Hull & Hessle Alan Johnson gave an address and Rob Bell, CEO of Archomai,  was one of a panel of speakers moving the Humber offshore wind agenda from talk of IF … Continue reading

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Addressing skills gaps and building skills capacity

Archomai offers a range of consultancy and delivery services to close the skills gap in mature, emerging, frontier and devastated markets – each one with quite different needs and priorities. Archomai’s work starts with a Brief. Recently, we were asked … Continue reading

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