Study Tour - Improving Employer and Learner Engagement in Vocational Education

The British Council conducted a study tour to the Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers advice event, from15-17 November 2016 in Birmingham, UK. The study tour took delegates behind the scenes of the Skills Show to meet the organisers, employers and students to get a better understanding of how participation in the WorldSkills competition can be leveraged to improve both employer and learner engagement. 

This study tour introduced delegates to the main components of the UK Skills system and addressed key issues such as quality assurance, apprenticeships and inclusion. (A summary report of the study tour along with the delegates list is available in the download section below)

The Event featured:

  •  Employer visits
  • Seminar with expert speakers
  • Interactive workshops
  • College visits
  • Visit to the Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills event

Key takeaways were:

  •  Ideas and lessons learned from the Skills Show to help establish similar events in India
  • Insight into the relationship between Colleges, Employers, Apprenticeships and World Skills
  • Opportunities to build networks with UK training organisations

Report launch - Overview of India's Evolving Skill Development Landscape

The Skills Seminar on 17th November at NEC launched a new report - Overview of India's Evolving Skill Development Landscape.

This report provides useful introduction for UK Skills providers to help navigate India’s skill sector. It provides a snapshot of the skills system and highlights the skills structures and includes the historic background, new policies and programmes, ministries involved and UK organisations working in this sector in India (Full report is available in the downloads section below).