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Improving skills and careers post Covid

The UK and other governments internationally want to build back better work following the Covid pandemic. Along with Leeds University, IER hosts ReWAGE, an independent expert advisory group modelled on SAGE, which supports government’s strategic response to the recovery and renewal of work and employment in the UK as it tackles the impact of Covid-19. Core funding is provided by the ESRC. ReWAGE produces evidence papers and policy briefs through a series of expert sub-groups.

Through funding provided by the Gatsby Foundation, a sub-group has been formed to examine three topics: 1) upskilling and reskilling adult workers 2) intermediate level skills shortages and 3) engaging young people and parents in career guidance. The sub-group is convened by Professor Irena Grugulis of Leeds University and, along with colleagues from other universities and research centres around the UK, involves inputs from Professor Terence Hogarth and Dr Sally-Anne Barnes of IER. The work of the sub-group will be completed by late spring 2022.