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Interview with Capt Richard Brough, OBE

Richard Brough has played a leading role in skills development in the Humber Region for many years. His background in Merchant Shipping and port management gave him a strong interest in training, and he has been involved, in a voluntary … Continue reading

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Cold calling

I don’t know whether it is just me, but in the past couple of weeks I have been receiving cold calls from various (mostly) leisure companies. The one thing that has “impressed” me about the calls is the rudeness and … Continue reading

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New generation Hull and skills

Hull, UK, hosted a Green Vision Summit on Monday where businesses and interest groups across the spectrum were invited to contribute to thinking on how the City could enhance its green credentials. Hull CC’s environment portfolio holder Martin Mancey wants … Continue reading

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Light manufacturing skills in developing markets

Skills has to be seen as key in any focus on sustainable growth and, as with the example from Sri Lanka and the German led vocational skills centre Tanzania is exploring the same agenda. The World Bank has just produced a … 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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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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Skills Policy – is the best policy for government to do little?

I have just read a very interesting review on skills policy sponsored by InsightEast and written by Professor Ewart Keep from the ESRC’s Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance.A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. … 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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