With the huge number of challenges that education providers are facing in 2017, good data is going to be crucial for good decision making. Both colleges and Independent Training Providers (ITPs) are well aware that the market is becoming far more competitive. Nearly all organisations want to grow apprenticeships. There is the need to engage far more methodically with the right employers, and to more deeply “know” and support those employers. There is also the need to produce funding bids which have the edge over competitors. Understanding regional skills gaps is a must.
Rising to these challenges will require making better business development decisions, which in turn will require better insight. Our aim is to help education providers make more informed business decisions around these issues by equipping them with better insight. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce a new low-cost consultancy offer — the Sector Insight Report — that will enable you to better understand the labour market, for any sector in your region.
What is included in the Sector Insight Report?
With data down to the most granular industry and occupation levels (SIC and SOC 4), as well as a comparison between your region and the national picture, the Sector Insight Report includes:
- An analysis of the sector’s profile in terms of regional specialisation, local hot spots, and the structure of the business population
- An overview of the current workforce structure, in terms of workforce demography, qualification levels, and skills profile, including regional specialisms
- An analysis of leading occupations within the sector, including demographics, the pool of unemployed workers, skills shortage levels, and for three leading occupations, information on the skills required which mark out those occupations within the sector workforce.
In a year that is set to bring a number of huge challenges for colleges and ITPs, better insight will be one of the key elements dividing a successful business development strategy from an unsuccessful one. The Sector Insight Report is a high-information, low-cost solution, which will give your organisation the critical intelligence it needs to build a successful business development strategy upon solid foundations.
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