SkillsPlanner is an innovative approach to solving skills shortages, backed by some of the UK’s largest employers and industry leaders.
A £1.3m EthosVO initiative, funded by Innovate UK and partners, SkillsPlanner will be a live, user-friendly, open data platform that will allow employers, skills providers and other stakeholders to share past, present and future skills data. SkillsPlanner will integrate and interpret this information to allow stakeholders to plan for and meet current and future employment requirements.
London and the South-East need an estimated 180,000 new skilled entrants to deliver construction projects by 2019.
Stage 1, a two-year research and development project, is focused on the London construction industry, and was officially launched in February 2016. The partners leading the R&D project are the Association of Colleges, Camden Council, EthosVO, GoodPeople, London Borough of Islington, Seme4, Tideway, the University of Plymouth and Westminster City Council.