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Skills, Signals, and Employability: An Experimental Investigation
Marc Piopiunik, Marc Piopiunik, Guido Schwerdt, Guido Schwerdt, Lisa Simon and Ludger Woessmann February 2018
Paper No' CVERDP012:
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Tags: signals; cognitive skills; social skills; resume; hiring; labor market
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Effectiveness of CEOs in the Public Sector: Evidence from Further Education Institutions
Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela, Camille Terrier and Clémentine Van Effenterre December 2017
Paper No' CVERBRF005:
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Building apprentices’ skills in the workplace: Car Service in Germany, the UK and Spain
Philipp Grollmann, Hilary Steedman, Anika Jansen and Robert Gray December 2017
Paper No' CVERDP011:
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Tags: vocational education; apprenticeship; international comparisons
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Apprenticeships for Young People in England: Is there a Payoff?
Chiara Cavaglia, Sandra McNally and Guglielmo Ventura
November 2017
Paper No' CVERDP010:
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Tags: apprenticeship; vocational education
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The Payoff to Vocational Qualifications: Reconciling Estimates from Survey and Administrative Data
Gavan Conlon, Sophie Hedges, Steven McIntosh, Damon Morris and Pietro Patrignani November 2017
Paper No' CVERDP009:
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Tags: wage differentials; vocational education; administrative and survey data
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Peer Effects and Social Influence in Post-16 Educational Choice
Sophie Hedges and Stefan Speckesser
November 2017
Paper No' CVERDP008:
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Tags: peer effects; instrumental variables; educational choice
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The earnings differentials associated with vocational education and training using the Longitudinal Education Outcomes data
Gavan Conlon, Sophie Hedges and Pietro Patrignani October 2017
Paper No' CVERDP007:
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Tags: vocational education; administrative data; returns to education
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The longer the better? The impact of the 2012 apprenticeship reform in England on achievement and other outcomes
Vahé Nafilyan and Stefan Speckesser September 2017
Paper No' CVERDP006:
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Tags: apprenticeship; united kingdom; returns to education
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CVER Briefing Note
An analysis of the duration and achievement of apprenticeships in England
Matthew Bursnall, Vahé Nafilyan and Stefan Speckesser September 2017
Paper No' CVERBRF004:
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Tags: apprenticeship; united kingdom; returns to education
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Post 16 remedial policies: a literature review
Clémentine Van Effenterre
April 2017
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Wednesday 24 January 2018

The Times: We must act now to prevent the skills gap becoming unbridgeable

The Federation of Master Builders reports that “skyrocketing” skill shortages mean that there are not enough workers available in all the key construction skills. The Black Country Chamber of Commerce says that skill shortages have reached “critical” levels; they are high in manufacturing and have never been higher in services. The CBI said yesterday that, for manufacturers, more companies cited skills shortages as a factor restricting output than at any time over the past four decades. Research for the National Institute of Economic and Social Research shows why we should be concerned. The research, in collaboration with the Centre for Vocational Education Research, shows a worrying decline in the proportion of employed people undergoing training. Over the past ten to twelve years, the proportion of workers who have undertaken learning activities in the previous thirteen weeks has dropped from nearly a third to just over a quarter. The duration of training activities has fallen, too, and is typically less than a week.

Related publications

Industrial Strategy: building a Britain Fit for the Future. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. November 2017.

Consultation for the “Building our Industrial Strategy” Green Paper. Steven McIntosh, Sandra McNally, Stefan Speckesser, Lucia Barbone, October 2017.

‘An analysis of the duration and achievement of apprenticeships in England’, Matthew Bursnall, Vahé Nafilyan and Stefan Speckesser, CVER Briefing Paper No.4, September 2017 http://cver.lse.ac.uk/textonly/cver/pubs/cverbrf004.pdf

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Stefan Speckesser webpage:  http://cver.lse.ac.uk/about/Research_Staff.asp#Speckesser

 

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