SLN publishes new labour demand and supply report  `

How do we ensure that the courses and qualifications offered in Sussex today meet tomorrow’s labour market needs? This is the question Sussex Learning Network seeks to answer in its recently published Labour Market Demand and Supply Study

“This extensive report provides us with the evidence – such as the skills needed to support growth and which sectors are shrinking or growing – that we need to advise education providers on creating courses that better fit existing and future labour market conditions,” explains SLN Director Sarah Williams. “It also provides invaluable information for careers advisers to support learners to realise their careers aspirations in line with real labour market demands.”

The report, produced by job market analysts Emsi Burning Glass, provides a detailed picture of the links between education and regional labour market trends using the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s 10 pathways. It provides an overview of past and current labour market conditions, an analysis of future labour demand and the current supply of learners leaving apprenticeships and FE and HE institutions, and an examination of the demand-supply gap.