Learn to Succeed: The Case for a Skills Revolution

Learn to Succeed: The Case for a Skills Revolution

By: Mike Campbell (author)

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The UK has a serious skills problem and at the same time the need for skills is increasing. The government has placed skills at the heart of its agenda. The national skills agenda and the establishment of the Learning and Skills Council, the Sector Skills Development Agency and the network of Sector Skills Councils, are key means by which government is seeking to increase skill levels. This book draws together the evidence on the "case" for skills and to examine the policies appropriate to achieving "skills for all". "Learn to succeed": argues that raising skill levels is crucial to both economic success and social inclusion; demonstrates the benefits of higher skill levels to people, to companies and to communities; synthesises a wide range of materials in one convenient volume, providing a reference source on the issues; deals with the issues at both national and local levels; and sets out a clear agenda for action. "Learn to succeed" is aimed at policy makers and practitioners in national, regional and local government departments and agencies, and is also recommended for students and academics on courses at undergraduate and graduate level in applied economics, education or public policy.

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About Author

Professor Mike Campbell is Director of the Policy Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University, one of the UK's leading centres for applied social and economic research. He has worked on the themes of this book for the DfEE, the European Commission, Regional Development Agencies and local partnerships for several years. He was also a member of the Skills Research Group supporting the National Skills Task Force and is currently working with the Cabinet Office on Workforce Development.


Introduction: skills for all; What skills have we got?; What skills do we need?; The value of skills; An agenda for action.

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/05/2002
  • ISBN13: 9781861342690
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781861342690
  • weight: 210
  • ISBN10: 1861342691

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