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Students: Industrial Training

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what plans his Department has to work with employers to ensure that the higher education sector equips students with appropriate skills. (164270)

We want employers to work more closely with the higher education sector to meet the higher skill needs of the work force and those of students still in education. Employers value broader skills such as communication, analysis and problem-solving and while a good higher education experience delivers these, more could be done. We will encourage this through our Higher Level Skills Strategy due to be published shortly.