The problem areas identified in the Green Paper are the result of our discovery conversations.
We are keen to add to our understanding of the root causes of these issues and also be clear on what work is already being done on the ground to tackle some of them. We want to enhance, not duplicate. The discovery process has a focus on the real experiences of those we speak to, but it does mean we know we will have missed things. We now need you to help us fill in those gaps and make our subsequent white paper as robust as we can, based on good knowledge of what is going on in the sector.
Our consultees have encouraged us to be courageous in taking this forward and to lead with examples of excellent practice that can inspire others to think about things differently. So we also welcome your good news stories and case studies of where these challenges have already been successfully tackled in one area that could be more widely transferred.
We have a specific mission around VocTech, so we’re going to need partners with other missions to come alongside us to tackle things that are not ours to do. We need to understand where the responsibility lies for making some of these big changes so that we can work alongside them to share innovative ideas and co-create solutions that really work. We want to be clear that our next actions will lead to a real change in the skills of the UK workforce.
So please send us your thoughts.