Commenting on today’s statement from the Chancellor, WorldSkills UK said delivering world-class skills in all parts of the UK was vital if the government was to achieve its plans for growth.

CEO of WorldSkills UK Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE said:

“While the UK faces tough economic times, it is reassuring to hear a plan for growth that puts world-class skills front and centre. Raising standards in training through international benchmarking will not only boost productivity and competitiveness, but also help attract the foreign investment the UK needs to create high wage jobs in growth sectors, like digital, green tech, advanced manufacturing and life sciences.

“Successfully training young people to meet global industry standards is at the core of our work with business and education partners and we look forward to working with Sir Michael Barber to make sure investing in world-class skills for the next generation boosts job opportunities, innovation and growth, putting the UK economy in pole position globally.”

Neil Bentley-Gockmann, WorldSkills UK CEO

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