The skills agenda has been growing in the UK, strengthening the focus on youth skills given the raise of youth unemployment. So far, most of the analyses on the governance of skills system and the skills (mis)matches have been addressed at the national level.
However, different regions in the same country might differ in the composition of the actors and institutions involved in the skills agenda and its formulation and implementation. The policy orientations and the mechanisms of coordination these actors and institutions might use are also likely to vary across regions.
Drawing on the Cultural Political Economy approach, this article proposes a framework to analyse the governance of skills at the regional level taking into account the institutions involved in the regional skills formation and use, the socio-economic context of the region and the implications for young adults in the region.
The paper is part of a three-year H2020 European funded research project which includes the University of Glasgow and 14 other European partners.
[Image] Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech
The Regional Governance of Skills Supply and Demand in Scotland:
The cases of Glasgow City Region and Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Region
Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech, Postdoctoral Researcher
(School of Education: Robert Owen Centre), University of Glasgow
Thursday 19th October 2017 12:00 – 13:00
Room 517A, St. Andrew’s Building
11 Eldon St. Glasgow