Happy New Year from Dan Howard

Happy New Year from everyone at Skills Forward! The past year has seen some wonderful changes at Skills Forward and we’re looking forward to 2020 even more as there are lots of new and exciting things to come.

Skills Gap – Emotional Intelligence

The definition of emotional intelligence is defined as being able to be aware of one’s own emotions and to handle interpersonal relationships with empathy. This is predicted to be fundamental in an ever-evolving work environment that is being shaped by technology.

A spotlight on the general election

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives has changed the shape and power balance of parliament. It now looks highly unlikely that the Prime Minister will struggle to have his bills approved by the house – especially on matters such as Brexit.

December message from Dan

The festive season has come round as quickly as it always does. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled in your inbox this month for a Christmas surprise from the Skills Forward team!I cannot believe it has been a year since I joined the Skills Forward, and what a year...

A word from NCFE CEO, David Gallagher

We can all recognise that 2019 has been far from dull - with an ever-shifting economy and a seemingly endless political climate of unrest which has resulted in the first pre-Christmas general election for 96 years! For NCFE however, it has been nothing but good news!In our capacity as a not-for-profit...

What are employers looking for?

What employers really want - it’s an age old question with a seemingly endless list of possible responses and accompanying challenges. Problem solving? Motivation? Resilience? Confidence? Literacy and numeracy? Digital skills? All of the above?

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