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    e-skills UK publications

      The following IT and Telecoms Insights reports can be downloaded from the e-skills UK website:

      • IT & telecoms Insights: Employment Forecasts 2008
      • IT & telecoms Insights: Profiles of the Industry and Workforce 2008
      • IT and Telecoms Insights 2008: Trends and UK Skills Implications
      • IT and Telecoms Insights 2008: Employer Skills Needs
      • IT and Telecoms Insights 2008: Assessment of Current Provision
      • IT and Telecoms Insights 2008: Staff Training in the UK


      Websites linked to careers information, education, training and employment in IT

      Equalitec (Advancing Women) - The aim of Equalitec is to develop and test a range of intervention tools to assist in the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in ITEC (information technology, electronics and communications). In particular, it addresses the needs of women at higher skills levels who have taken a career break. The website has careers information, information on job-based training, research and a list of resources.

      Prospects: the UK graduate careers website - The section of the Prospects website entitled 'Information Technology' details the past, present and future issues of the sector, lists key roles and occupations as well as case studies and further contacts for the sector.

      UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology - The website is a good resource with information on science, engineering and technology careers. It is aimed at women in the sectors or those interested in the sector, but has materials specific to career professionals and employers. It includes information on: research; policy and other initiatives; mentoring; women returners; and statistics.

      SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) - This website details the Skills Framework for the Information Age which provides a common reference model for the identification of the skills needed to develop effective Information Systems making use of Information Communications Technologies. The framework can be adapted to the training and development needs of a wide range of businesses.