December 16, 2022

The Skills Gap

Fewer than half of young people are on track to acquire the skills needed to prosper in work and life. This is according to a recent report published by The Education Commission and UNICEF.

“An inspired, skilled generation of children and young people is critical for prosperity, progression, and the success of societies and economies. Yet, the majority of children and young people across the world have been failed by their education systems, leaving them uneducated, uninspired, and unskilled -- the perfect storm for unproductivity,” said UNICEF Director of Education Robert Jenkins. “Investment in cost-effective, proven solutions to fast-track learning and skills development for today’s generation and future generations is urgently needed to address this crisis.”

At Creatable we value the profession of teaching and we're looking where others aren't for ways that we can make education better. McKinsey & Company recently published research concluding that "87% of companies say they have skills gaps, or expect to within a few years."

Deloitte also published research concluding that "employers are increasingly interested in skills, where they were once more interested in qualifications.”

To summarise these big macro challenges in the sector, we made a short film on The Skills Gap.

If we change education we change everything.

Greg Attwells
Head of Creatable

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