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Skills, Innovation, and Productivity: Further Education Colleges and Place

How do Further Education Colleges contribute to the provision of skills needed for innovation and productivity in regions, cities and towns? How do they identify what businesses need, and how do they work with firms, local government and other schools? This episode of Productivity Puzzles focuses on the findings of a summary report commissioned by The Productivity Institute and supported by the Gatsby Foundation.

Host Professor Bart van Ark is joined by:

  • Jen Nelles, Senior Research Fellow with the Innovation Caucus and co-director of the Oxford Regions, Innovation, and Enterprise Lab (ORIEL) at Oxford Brookes Business School.
  • Ben Verinder, Founder and Managing Director of Chalkstream Ltd.

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