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Answering the call for digital skills excellence from international investors

It is now an unavoidable fact that the UK economy has been extremely hard hit by Covid-19. The OECD has forecast that the UK economy will contract by 11.5% this year and that unemployment will rise from 3.8% last year to 9% by the end of 2020. Attention is therefore inevitably shifting towards how Governments will stimulate an economic recovery.

High quality skills will be absolutely critical for the future of the UK economy. This is the message that comes across loud and clear again in EY’s 2020 Attractiveness Survey “Building back better” which looks at trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK.

At WorldSkills UK we seek to respond to these trends and messages in our work. As part of a global network of peers developing skills excellence, we are committed to working with our partners to learn from international benchmarking to help mainstream higher standards in technical education so our skills base plays its part in attracting more inward investment to strengthen the UK economy and improve prosperity for all.

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