A professional approach to education
With the potential re-emergence of the formidable 11-plus examination coupled with the introduction of a new level of education known as the ‘T-level’, it has been a big week for education.
The 11-plus exam was once given to pupils in their last year of primary school to determine their eligibility for grammar school. However, since the early 1970’s, many areas of the United Kingdom have favoured a non-selective placement system. This announcement has left many questioning the educational, financial and political value of the decision to return to the old system.
Meanwhile, a new level of education known as ‘T-levels’ has been introduced in a bid to improve Britain’s level of productivity – which currently sits around a third behind that of the United States and Germany. The new qualifications will include vocational courses such as catering and hospitality, construction, engineering and manufacturing, amongst others.
Education is always a hot topic in the news, but while there is always lots of discussion about child education up to degree level, advanced professional education is often overlooked. Advancing the knowledge of employees with changing technologies, better ways of working always emerging and by providing employees with the skills and experience required – businesses also stand to benefit.
With this in mind, what steps have you taken to advance the supply chain knowledge within your organisation?