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Skills minister: T levels 'a once-in-a-generation' opportunity to boost technical education

Since my appointment as the skills and apprenticeships minister, it’s been great to meet young people and education providers across the country. I …

Education

First T levels subjects announced

Education secretary Justine Greening will today announce the first three new T levels. According to the government’s T-level Action Plan, published …

Education

Balfour Beatty attacks industry training board in row over skills shortage

One of Britain’s biggest construction companies has launched a scathing attack on the industry’s main training body and is threatening to cut off financial support in a row over its effectiveness.<p>Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn said he is poised to protest against an annual levy the …

Schools promotion of engineering ineffective and wasteful says study

"The lack of engineers in positions of influence in society is mirrored by a lack of understanding of the importance of engineering and the role …

Britain's skills gap crisis is costing businesses more than £2bn a year

The skills gap is costing British businesses approximately £2bn a year in recruitment costs and higher salaries, new research from the Open …

Apple signals it's willing to let next-gen web apps compete with iOS apps

Service Workers land in WebKit, clearing way for better in-browser applications<b>Analysis</b> About a week after Philadelphia-based web developer Greg …

Software

Closing the books on Microsoft’s Windows Phone

Android and iOS are the last major smartphone platforms standing.<p>Reports of Microsoft’s smartphone demise have been ... pretty much on point.<p>Last week, the company announced it was ending support for Windows Phone 8.1, the latest in a series of moves marking the end of the Windows Phone. These have …

Windows Phone

Skills shortages cost businesses more than £2 billion, says Open University

Severe skills shortages in the UK cost businesses more than £2 billion in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staff...The post Skills …

Human Resources

Apprenticeships: it's time to focus on quality not quantity

The government has renewed its commitment to the skills strategy, but it will only be successful if better partnerships are formed with industry<p>Blink and you could have missed it, but amid the fanfare of the post-general election Queen’s speech, the government renewed its commitment to “ensuring …

Education

Skills shortage costs British businesses £2bn a year, survey finds

Open University says firms pay extra for recruitment, temps and inflating salaries and advises them to train their staff<p>Skills shortages in Britain are costing businesses more than £2bn a year in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staffing bills, according to research by the Open …

Human Resources

B&T

Iconic men's mag player & ladies man Hugh Hefner has passed away. Rumours he took one too many Viagra pills quashed.<p>Posted 17 hours …

H&M

Skills mismatch needs better vocational routes in UK – CIPD

There is a growing danger of the ‘graduatisation’ of the labour market, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and …

Only 1% of students influenced most by careers advice

Poor careers advice is leading to a quarter of young further education students leaving school without a clear career plan, according to a new …

Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is "Going to Become Video First"

Facebook is preparing to become an online video juggernaut.<p>Facebook has a message for its users: get ready to watch endless streams of video in your …

Google’s New Index is Putting Mobile First

This Could Change Everything<p>Google’s been experimenting with rewarding mobile-friendly content for some time, but their new methodology will soon be …

Progressive Web Apps - What You Need to Know

Progressive web apps are currently changing the web as we know it. Learn more about it<p>Progressive web apps are a somewhat new and emerging concept, …

Progressive web apps: The mobile future?

Progressive web apps work across multiple devices, are easy to develop and deploy and deliver web content to users faster, even over low-quality …

Web Design

Marketing To Gen Y & Gen Z - Dos, Don'ts & Important Tips

When marketing to millennials & gen Z, how do you speak in their own language? Here's all you need to know about marketing to different generations!

Chaotic careers education harms economy, says Ofsted

<b>Chaotic careers education in England's schools could jeopardise the UK's future economic prosperity, says education watchdog Ofsted.</b><p>Lack of an "overarching government strategy" means a generation is leaving school unready for work, it argues.<p>The UK's post-Brexit success depends on harnessing …

Education

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31 Mobile Marketing Statistics to Help You Plan for 2017

Still debating a mobile marketing strategy? These 31 mobile marketing statistics will show you why you need to invest in 2017!

School-leavers 'lack essential workplace skills'

<b>You're 18 and leaving education, the world of work is at your feet.</b><p>Or is it? Not so, according to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).<p>A survey by the business group has found eight out of 10 British school-leavers "lack essential business skills" such as numeracy.<p>More than 80% …

Education

Government 'must act to improve careers provision'

<b>Ministers have been accused of "burying their heads in the sand" over the poor state of careers education and advice for teenagers in England's schools.</b><p>The House of Commons Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy calls on the government to publish a "long-promised" strategy for …

Education

Why Generation Z will change the world

By Brian Sheridan on May 25, 2016<br>Tagged in design thinking, psychology, ux research, creativity<p>"I've come up with a set of rules that describe our …

What are the 21st-century skills every student needs?

The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping …

Google is Splitting its Search Index, Prioritizing Mobile over Desktop by @MattGSouthern

Google is splitting its index of search results into separate versions for mobile and desktop, a change which will happen in the coming months.The …

SEO

Schools must focus on STEM

UK schools need to sharpen up on the delivery of STEM subjects. That was the consensus from a panel discussion hosted by HP Europe. The panel, which …

Work experience not delivering for enough students

On the second day of Work Experience Week, a new survey has shown how opportunities are not being shared out equally, with some less privileged …

Huge increase in number of graduates 'bad for UK economy'

Mismatch of skills and labour market as university education keeps growing is bad for students and employers, suggests CIPD<p>The government is being urged to end the political drive to get more people into university after new research showed that graduates are “colonising” jobs in banking, …

Education