Vince Cable champions MyKnowledgeMap’s skills passport system in skills reform speech

14 December, 2010

Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable championed the National Skills Academy for Nuclear’s skills passport system yesterday during the launch of the Government’s new strategy for skills.

Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable championed the National Skills Academy for Nuclear's skills passport system yesterday during the launch of the Government's new strategy for skills.

The strategy, called Skills for Sustainable Growth, sets out the Government's vision for reform of the Further Education and skills system in order to improve the skills of the workforce, the performance of the economy and engagement in learning.

Launching the strategy, Dr Cable said:

"When it comes to college and work-based training, we believe that there is a role for clearly defined professional standards - after all, most investment in adult skills is already made by employers.

"There are many good examples ranging from formal licensing schemes in the gas industry, to skills passport schemes in the nuclear and IT industries. We want to build on these and work with industry to identify areas where the application of professional standards can have a real impact."

MyKnowledgeMap created the national skills passport system for the nuclear and process industries. The system is designed to record personal learning and development in a transferable record for employees across both industries.

To find out more about the Government's new skills strategy visit the Department for Business Innovation and Skills website.

To learn more about how MyKnowledgeMap is supporting entire industries with systems like Skills Passport, please contact us.