In his comments to the recent AoC Autumn Conference, Ofsted’s Deputy Director, Paul Joyce spelled out Ofsted’s concern that colleges are failing to ensure their curriculums are aligned with local employer demand. He called for more “meaningful and relevant” course planning, and mentioned better use of accurate Labour Market Insight (LMI) as one of the ways this can be achieved. But how can LMI be used in this way?
How can we use Analyst to understand trends and projected growth for specific industries and occupations in our region? How can we use it to identify the occupations employed within a particular sector? How can we use it to establish how well our strategy and priorities align with the needs of our local economy?