Research and analysis

Employer Ownership of Skills: testing collaboration through industrial partnerships

This report looks at the lessons learned and experiences of the industrial partnerships and offers observations on what worked well and what was less successful.


Employer Ownership of Skills: Testing the power of collaborative approaches through industrial partnerships

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The first section of the report explores progress against the original principles of employer ownership. The second section contains nine themed case studies which explore some of the challenges industrial partnerships set out to tackle and which of the approaches have been most successful.

Published 2 February 2016