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College Update & Information Day Reaseheath 25 th March 2015 David Kirschner. Independent Consultant
Industry Health Check Abbreviated 2014 LE-TEC Survey Results Estimated number of industry employees 25,000 – 30,000 Employed by approximately 3,000 employers 99.9% of employers falling into the SME category Micro business below 10 employees Small business below 50 employees Medium business below 250 employees
Departmental Staffing 11% of Staff Employed are Considered to be Managers! Service 49.25% Parts 16.5% Admin 17%
The Elephant on the horizon is now in the room 68% of survey respondents indicated they were having problems recruiting. 41% saying there were no skilled people available locally! Its time to take notice, it hasn’t gone away!
Question: What difficulties are you experiencing when recruiting staff Comments Advertised for 6 months and not had 1 suitable applicant apply Can’t attract technicians and apprentices are going to the motor trade Lack of quality people due to poor training in the 80’s and all the local dealers are trying to recruit with little success Lack of understanding of our industry / business Applicants are not trained or not interested we can’t find people who want to work and care There is a huge shortage of technicians in our area, staff move from firm to firm
Question: What difficulties are you experiencing when recruiting staff Can’t find experienced people suitable for this business Applicants have no desire to work seasonally Pay structure lower than other industries Not enough businesses taking on apprentices This industry is not attracting new blood We constantly look to increase staff but no skilled or semi skilled in the area I suspect that I could not find a skilled technician if I wanted one There is a general skill shortage Cannot find someone willing to work for the pay offered
Looking to The Future No option! Industry must recruit apprentices and grow its own replacements Apprenticeships are on the political agenda Two Land-based Engineering Trailblazer Apprenticeships will launch in ENGLAND in 2016 No Trailblazer no funded apprenticeship! Efficient educational provision delivered to a standard not a price! One awarding body, one standard of delivery and assessments
Colleges and Training Providers to tender for the commercial delivery of the Trailblazer. No more quarts into pint pots! A fair price for a fair measure. I’ll drink to that!
A New Approach to Apprenticeships? In 2012 government commissioned ‘The Richard Report’ This now forms the basis of the Trailblazer Apprenticeship concept. Government, Employers and Apprentices benefit from apprenticeships and should therefore accept some of the educational costs Government funding will have supplementary elements Employers are deemed best placed to determine what is required within an apprenticeship. A clean sheet policy The price of the apprenticeship to reflect the employers content demands The purchasing power of apprenticeship training must lie with the employer The focus of the apprenticeship must be on the outcome. Competency versus qualification
Trailblazer Overview Foundation Knowledge Work-based Diploma in Land- based Engineering (Level 2) This qualification includes an Industry approved practical approach to assessment. It also uses online tests and written assessments to ensure the learner's knowledge and understanding. Culminating in achievement of Foundation stage Foundation Synoptic End Test Review of Learning evidence Advanced Knowledge Work-based Diploma in Land- based Engineering (Level 3) The qualification includes an industry approved practical approach to assessment, which stimulates the interest of the learner. Online tests and written assignments to demonstrate the learner's knowledge and understanding of the subject are applied Synoptic End Test Achievement of Level 3 Qualification Review of Learning Evidence Completion of Apprenticeship Eligibility for EngTech Registration Foundation Skills Work-based Diploma in Land- based Engineering (Level 2) The qualification includes a practical approach to skills assessment. Advanced Skills Work-based Diploma in Land- based Engineering (Level 3) The qualification includes an industry approved practical approach to skills assessment Foundation Behaviours Developed in the work place, on- the-job, and during off-the-job training. Advanced Behaviours Developed in the work place, on-the-job, and during off-the- job training.
Assessments & Synoptic End Point Tests Synoptic end-point tests designed to sign off apprentices as work ready! The final sign off will have input from the employer, training provider and assessor and be graded fail-pass-credit or distinction. Continual assessment during the delivery of the apprenticeship remains as will an e-portfolio Workplace visits are required and the cost catered for in the tender process All assessors are to be subjected to a qualification based training workshop Assessments at Foundation stage and Advanced stage will be fully documented and governed by one body in conjunction with LE-TEC the industry body Key skills are funded separately and a mandatory requirement