The Target for Higher Level Skills in an International Context

Jagger N, Morris S, Pearson R | Report 307 | Institute for Employment Studies | Apr 1996

Commissioned by NACETT (the National Advisory Council on Education and Training Targets) the study examined the appropriateness of the Higher Level Skills Lifetime Learning Target in an international context. This Target stated that 30 per cent of the working population should be qualified to NVQ Level 4 and above by the year 2000.

The study compared the position in seven competitor countries with the situation in the UK, using comparable data on their economies, demographics and output at NVQ Level 4 and above. Countries covered were: Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the USA.

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