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Document Number: 9370

Building for Growth: Business Priorities for Education and Skills--Education and Skills Survey 2011 - Responses were received from 566 employers, collectively employing 2.2 million people in businesses of all sizes and sectors across the United Kingdom. Over two thirds (70%) want to see the development of employability skills among young people at school and college made a top priority. What is required is simply embedding the skills in the curriculum, as the best schools and colleges already do. Employers also see a pressing need to raise standards of literacy and numeracy amongst teenagers and to want to see university students doing more to prepare themselves to be effective in the workplace. (Education Development International, May 2011)...

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