Authors: Construction Sector Council (CSC)
The research behind this report establishes a link between Essential Skills upgrading during early apprenticeship training and return on training investment for employers. The report contains three major sections: the impact of offering Essential Skills training for apprentices; the impact on return on training investment; and lessons learned from applying Essential Skills interventions.
The study concluded that there are substantial benefits for apprentices from ES upgrading. ES participants were significantly more likely to pass their apprenticeship exams; achieved higher final grades in technical training than non-participants; and were positive about their experience.
Researchers also looked at whether there was a net economic benefit to investing in ES upgrading.
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