Closing the skills gap

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Students should be prepared for real-work situations, said Frank Edwards, Director of Workforce Development at Pearson — the world’s largest education company.


Speaking at a recent conference in Doha, Edwards presented research undertaken by Pearson into the skills and attributes developed by current education systems, and those that are required by employers.

The study, entitled ‘Effective Education for Employment’, involved over 2,000 stakeholders from 25 countries, and found there was a persistent gap around the globe, between the skills held by school and university leavers, and those required by employers.

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