CMI response to HM The Queen’s Speech 2021
The Chartered Management Institute has responded to today's Queen's Speech welcoming the focus on skills, but warning that the Government must turn its attention to implementing reforms immediately.
Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute, comments:
"We’re delighted to see the Queen’s Speech focus on skills - it’s the right priority in a
post-Brexit, post-pandemic UK. And a greater level of employer engagement will
help ensure we develop the skills that businesses actually need - creating more
opportunities for those seeking employment and building a stronger, more resilient
"The Government must waste no time in implementing these reforms. And the PM
will have to personally drive this process at pace to ensure support for lifelong
learning is achieved in this Parliament, not after the next election.
“If training and vocational education finally get the attention and focus they deserve,
there is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance the management and
leadership skills base of our towns and cities as we work to build back better.”