Shaw Trust / CDG Merger Plan Support. LMI Why? The impact and value of local labour market information to colleges, local authorities and local enterprise partnerships Youth Employment Convention #yec2013 9 May 2013. P. Speakers. Ben Verinder , Associate Director, PublicCo
LMI Why?The impact and value of local labour market information to colleges, local authorities and local enterprise partnerships
Youth Employment Convention
9 May 2013
Nothing in Common: The career aspirations of young Britons
mapped against projected labour market demand (2010 - 2020)
But – are young people more sensible than the forecasters?
“Giving robust careers guidance while improving student attitudes to work and boosting their basic employability skills are the most important elements in effective training for young unemployed people, according to colleges
“Inconsistent rules about what types of courses are funded, the availability of local jobs and the difficulties colleges have in tracking student progress are the biggest barriers to working effectively with the unemployed, say colleges..”
“It is particularly important that students are not encouraged by agencies to leave their college course in order to take up very short-term jobs, cutting short their training and their chances of sustainable employment.”
LMI is required to support a range of college activities and functions
College activities / functions
Rigorous analysis to identify local needs, behaviours and skills mismatches
Local provision & employer demand for skills - How well does the college meet the needs of the local labour market, and how does this compare to competitors
Strategic analysis of supply & demand in the local economy - How is the labour market changing and what are the qualification requirements for different jobs
Future skills and job needs - What is future employer demand for skills and qualifications
Information can be used to create year on year trajectories
“Only a minority of employers offer work placements and where they do they tend to be provided for those in education and for schoolchildren in particular....
“The majority of those who are currently engaged are motivated for altruistic or philanthropic reasons....
“It is encouraging, however, that a fifth or employers claim that one of the reasons they are not involved is because no-one has approach them. This does suggest that there will be a significant minority of employers who could be immediately open to the idea of offering work placements.”