The following publications are from 2008 and before.
Peer review of the Greater Nottingham Employment and Skills Board (GN ESB)December 2008
CFE was commissioned by GNP to facilitate a Peer Review of the Greater Nottingham Employment and Skills Board (GN ESB). CFE developed a bespoke Peer Review process for GNP focused around four main themes.
Raising the Bar: Driving local authority and private sector engagementDecember 2008
CFE and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have undertaken a collaborative project exploring the relationship between local authorities and the private sector in local economic development.
Local access to careers information, advice and guidance for employability: Provision through public libraries in the North East of EnglandNovember 2008
CFE was commissioned by Museums, Libraries and Archives North East to explore the potential of libraries in engaging and delivering IAG services to employability target groups.
Employment and Skills Boards: current and potential roleMay 2008
CFE has undertaken an independent review of Employment and Skills Boards exploring their current and potential role in contributing to the integration of the employment and skills agenda.
Assessing employers recruitment and skills needsApril 2008
Report exploring employers recruitment and skills needs, and recommendations to inform the design of a bespoke local training and support programme in Great Yarmouth.
Known Unknowns: the demand for higher level skills from businessesMarch 2008
CFE researchers have surveyed more than 400 businesses across the East Midlands to explore the extent and nature of demand for higher level skills from businesses in the East Midlands.
Smarter Working: a review of products and servicesMarch 2008
This paper was completed by CFE in 2005, but was used recently as part of a presentation for Skills for Logistics in March 2008.
Skills in Context 2.0December 2007
Commissioned by Futureskills Scotland, the paper built on the success of an earlier CFE paper Skills in Context but was updated to incorporate outcomes of the Leitch review and include more Scottish specific evidence.
The role of Local Authorities in promoting IiPDecember 2007
Exploring both the current and potential roles played by local authorities in promoting the Investors in People standard in schools.
The Learning and Skills Council commissioned CFE in 2006 to undertake research into industry-specific collaboration between learning providers. The resulting research report, Specialist Networks, was based upon extensive secondary research, in-depth interviews with 47 key stakeholders, online surveys of members of the CoVEs Specialist Development Groups, and case studies of six collaborative networks, produced through focus groups and follow-up interviews with providers.