Research reveals large mismatches between skills young people are developing and job vacancies. At a national level, more than 94,000 people completed hair and beauty courses for just 18,000 jobs in the sector – of these, more than 60 per cent were 16 to 18-year-olds. Meanwhile there are large undersupplies in other sectors.
The levels of mismatch vary enormously between places; we want to work with government to explore how devolving responsibility for education, skills and training to local partnerships – made up of local authorities, schools, colleges and employers – will allow them to match skills with local jobs.
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