Beer, J., Bryant, L., Henderson, H. E., Inman, A., Screeton, J., Strickland, M., Symmonds, B. and Ware, L., 2006. Workforce Development in the South West Voluntary and Community Sectors:Skill Shortages Study. Project Report. University of Plymouth - SERIO - South West Forum.
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The Voluntary Sector National Training Organisation, now the National Workforce Development Hub, describes the Voluntary and Community Sector as diverse and covering a variety of different organisations. Organisations range from traditional charities, to companies that trade to support their social aims, through to informal community organisations. The sector also includes federations, or networks of local groups working under national umbrellas. Voluntary and community sector organisations provide a wide range of services and activities and many of the organisations are involved in the delivery of learning, whether through accredited training or informal learning. The Government has increasingly recognised the importance of Voluntary and community sector organisations and the key role that they play nationally, regionally and locally. Initiatives to support the sector, underpinned by funding, have been undertaken and the Government has been active in encouraging and commissioning research and strategic planning in the sector, in particular emphasising the importance of developing the skills, capacities and potential of the workforce. Sector organisations generally display a strong commitment to training and workforce development. However, in spite of this commitment and the presence of a high proportion of well‐qualified workers, skills gaps, that is skills lacking in the current workforce, and skills shortages caused by recruitment difficulties, are present in the sector. There are also skills gaps and shortages in the volunteer workforce.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Project Report)|
|Subjects:||Arts > Sports|
|Group:||School of Tourism > Centre for Event and Sport Research|
|Deposited By:||Dr Holly Henderson LEFT|
|Deposited On:||31 Jul 2009 19:23|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:10|
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