Using labour market intelligence in a college context

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills, in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC), has produced a guide for further education college leaders on the use and importance of labour market intelligence (LMI).


Using Labour Market Intelligence in a College Context

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This guide, produced by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC), provides a broad perspective of national and local labour market intelligence (LMI). It is intended to support college leaders with curriculum planning.

This guide will help college leaders determine the extent to which their college is equipping individuals to meet the needs of the labour market they serve. An understanding of local demand can assist in the planning of the supply of skills for the benefit of colleges, employers, individuals and ultimately the economic prosperity of the UK.

Published 2 July 2015