Are Skills the Answer?: The Political Economy of Skill Creation in Advanced Industrial Countries
Colin Crouch, David Finegold, Mari SakoISBN: 0199241112;
While the acquisition of skills has become a major public need, there is increasing dependence for their provision on individual firms. These firms can have no responsibility for general needs with government action being restricted to residual care for the unemployed rather than contributing at the leading edge of advanced skills policy. The authors argue that public agencies must find new ways of working with the business sector, acquiring expertise and authority through such means as supporting skillsstandards and taking the lead in the certification of employers as trainers.
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