In response to the Government’s announcement today about the introduction of a new Lifetime Skills Guarantee scheme in the UK:
David Thomson, head of external affairs at Association for Project Management (APM) said:
“We welcome the government’s ambition in its plans to transform the training and skills system and prepare workers for a post-Covid economy. As the chartered body for the project profession, we believe project management provides excellent life-skills, is valued by employers, and call for project management to be included within the scheme, with our online project fundamentals qualification an example of the sort of practical course that might help. In an era of unprecedented change, the need for project based skills and working is only going to increase, and the project profession will be at the heart of creating and delivering change.
“The economic disruption created by the coronavirus pandemic creates a moment of opportunity to kick-start a new approach to skills, including project management as a life-skill for all professionals returning to education or training.”