Was created in 2007 by the merger of the Sector Skills Development Agency and the National Employment Panel, the employer-led body that advised the UK government on labour market policy. The Commission is similarly dominated by employer interests out of a belief that the system of vocational education and training should be shaped by the needs of those on the demand side. It is responsible for developing and recommending skills policy to the government and for reviewing progress, including reviewing the activities of Sector Skills Councils. The creation of the Commission was recommended by the Leitch Review and it is the centrepiece of a far-reaching programme, designed to use employer-led institutions to boost skills formation across the UK economy.
Subjects: Human Resource Management.