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Wonkhe: More than a vote of confidence – making the industrial strategy work

University Alliance chair John Latham, vice-chancellor of Coventry University, has written a blog for Wonkhe following the publication of the Industrial Strategy white paper.

He offers further reflections on aspects of the strategy, in relation to skills and place.

One of the most significant announcements was that the Office for Students will have an important new strategic function to “address employer and student needs and expectations in the short, medium and long term – considering the skills gaps that exist today, and anticipating the demands of the future economy”.

This is a welcome development which may even fill the hole left by the closure of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills earlier in the year.

Read the full blog on Wonkhe here.

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