Friday 3 February 2017

How Many Will We Need?

Just what skills and training are we going to need for the future?  This is high class guess work. It is also expensive if you are intending to run a vast State funded scheme to do it all.

It does not come cheap according to this article in The Engineer. Nor does it come easy. As our politicians and civil servants are more interested in numbers that look awesome rather than what the market will want or need there is scope for all the usual tricks.

Three million does seem a nice big figure, sound bite friendly and a good thing to shout at any meetings or conferences. If you look at the detail it may not be so good.

Then it might be useful to know what kind of structure we will have in the economy into the future.

That is by then whether we do have an economy over which we have any sort of control.

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