The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has today published its Future-Facing Innovation Strategy.
Innovation is key to the government’s agenda and to meeting the challenge of climate change, to driving productivity and economic growth, and to creating high-paid jobs that benefit everyone in society.
A study from McKinsey found that by 2030 nine in ten employees will need to acquire new skills. As the voice of employers in the skills system, IfATE has a critical role when it comes to ensuring that apprenticeships and technical qualifications provide the skills employers need now, and for the future.
The strategy sets out how IfATE will work with employers, innovators, technologists, and researchers to identify emerging skills needs and embed them into apprenticeships and technical qualifications. As a result, the economy and employers will be supported by a skilled workforce fit for the future.