Andrew Wheeler specialises in skills research, analysis, sector and industry reports. Andrew is particularly keen to explore why employers want one thing and colleges and universities another.
A great deal is written about qualifications leading to work but much less is said about the skills of people already in work, more specifically, the gap between the skills they have and the skills they need for the future health of the business.
Andrew has produced a number of Skills Economy reports in recent years; focusing on the skills issues facing key sectors of regional economies. As part of the Norfolk Skills Economy Project we've broken down these reports into manageable segments and you can browse these from the home page.
This Norfolk based European Social Fund Project has been about gaining:
Better understanding of the skills economy and workforce development opportunities of key growth sectors in Norfolk;
Improved communications between employers and providers potentially leading to new ways of delivering skills and improved response times;
Improved understanding and link between the separate strands of the skills economy (young people; unemployed; adult workforce);
Improved strategic direction relating to sectoral skills interventions; funding issues; and the aspirant seamless skills provision.