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Regional competitiveness feeds on the skills of the people living in a region. A highly skilled workforce works more efficiently and effectively. Those skills, however, need to match with the changing needs of business. A skilled work force drives innovation, which in turns drives the need for other skills.
The Skills Gap Analysis helps governments to understand the mismatch between the skills that exist in a region and those being demanded by industry. The Skills Gap Analysis provides primary researched data aimed to understand the existing workforce at skills level (e.g. IT skills) and sub-skills level (e.g. programming skills, web development). Data collection is done by running a Location Skills Audit©, a product developed by our daughter company Oxford Intelligence. The focus is not on the number of graduates in a particular discipline, but on the number of workers with specific skills in any number of sub-sectors. It is this level of granularity that makes the data so useful.
The Skills Gap Analysis provides regional government decision-makers, industries, educational institutions, and potential investors with:
The Skills Gap Analysis supports analysis and decisions in several areas:
The Skills Gap Analysis can be used for:
Ecorys' Skills Gap Analysis experts have already provided work for different parts of Europe, including: