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This report by the OECD highlights that the UK lacks the mix of skills to meet the changing needs of UK industry. In particular, the UK is failing to keep up with the skills required in ‘technologically advanced sectors’ and link training and work effectively throughout individual lives. The UK ranks 9th out of the 28 OECD countries for the proportion of 25 to 64 year olds participating in education and training. The report calls on the UK to improve its skills mix, with a focus on transferable skills such as ‘cognitive and soft skills’, in order to maintain its competitive advantage within Global Value Chains.

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