• 1 INTRODUCTION
  • 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • 4 PREFACE
  • 4.1 Key Challenges
  • 4.2 How This Report was Devised
  • 4.3 What The Report Contains
  • 5 BACKGROUND TO SKILLS AND PRODUCTIVITY
  • 5.1 Defining Skills
  • 5.2 Skills and Productivity – The UK Context
  • 6 THE SUPPLY OF SKILLS
  • 6.1 The Incentives and Practicalities of Training
  • 6.2 Training for Generic Skills
  • 7 THE DEMAND FOR SKILLS
  • 7.1 Low Skills Equilibrium?
  • 7.2 International Comparisons of Skills in the UK Workforce
  • 7.3 Role of Immigration in Meeting Excess Demand?
  • 8 ENABLERS
  • 8.1 Fachhochschulen (Universities of Applied Science) in Germany
  • 8.2 San Diego Community Colleges
  • 8.3 The Scottish Experience
  • 8.4 Enabling the Individual
  • 8.6 Enabling Individual Organisational Interfaces
  • 8.7 Enabling via University-Industry-Partnerships
  • 9 BARRIERS
  • 9.1 Financing Constraints
  • 9.2 The Academic Practitioner Divide
  • 9.3 Attitudinal Barriers
  • 9.4 Individual Barriers .
  • 9.5 Interface Barriers
  • 9.6 The Need for Partnership
  • 10 POLICY IMPLICATIONS
  • 11 RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS
  • 12 REFERENCES
  • 13 APPENDIX 1
  • 14 APPENDIX 2