CHALLENGE 3 – EMPLOYMENT & SKILLS
How can we build a 'skills and employment knowledge hub' for London?
Design a web-based tool, which helps Londoners make informed learning decisions. This should focus on young people, and young people interested in vocational (or ‘technical’) pathways, since these options are less well understood.
Information is an important part of the skills system. Learners need information about career options, qualifications and learning providers. Learning providers need to know what skills are in demand. Career advisers need to know about job opportunities and the qualifications that will help their clients get these jobs. Policy makers also need information to address skills ‘gaps’, and to ensure that learning opportunities are accessible to all.
"We want Londoners to be well informed about their career and learning options, so that they can make good learning decisions."
THE LOCAL CONTEXT
Our challenge follows on from the GLA’s draft Skills Strategy. We hope that an effective knowledge hub would make a meaningful difference to Londoners.
We currently offer a set of LMI data, but this is not known about and is not designed for learners. It also misses some important information, such as on qualifications, occupations and providers.
Our biggest limitation in this area is data; there is a challenge around getting appropriately granular data, linking qualifications and occupations information. We also need to consider the user by balancing detail with accessibility.
- GLA’s datastore has a specific page on labour market indicators. Includes job trends, by broad sector, vacancies (‘burning glass’), long-term projections
- GLA’s schools atlas
Information on learning options
Information on jobs, vacancies and skills