New SKOPE Issues Paper by Gary Morris, CBE is now available
Against a background of falling employer investment in education and training the Government has supported the growth of independent training providers (ITPs) in the hope that this will drive up employer engagement in formal vocational education and training (VET) schemes. The case for doing so is, on the face of it, persuasive but when account is taken of the variable impact that outsourcing VET can have on organisations it becomes clear that this is dependent on how well it is managed. The factors that affect the success with which organisations engage ITPs appear to be poorly understood but this short paper highlights some of the associated areas that need to be looked at more closely to inform the development of best practice and public policy.
The paper can be found here.