[Press & Publications] International Recognition for University Labour Market Studies Centre

February 2000

No 25

The University of Leicester Centre for Labour Market Studies has been invited to take part in a pioneering review of Chinese education and training systems and to help define the future skills needs of employers in China.

The invitation came from the Bureau of Employers' Activities of the International Labour Organisation to join with the Chinese Employers' Confederation in a joint project to carry out the review.

The Chinese Employers' Confederation is a national employers' organisation similar to the CBI in the UK.

The Centre for Labour Market Studies will provide technical assistance in designing the first ever national survey of employers to identify their skill requirements and to explore ways in which the national education and training system can provide a more effective response.

The Centre will also advise on the analysis of the findings and provide background information on world trends in human resource development.

The Centre for Labour Market Studies, the International Labour Organisation and the Chinese Employers' Confederation will co-sponsor a major national conference in Beijing at which Chinese employers will discuss policy proposals.

Professor David Ashton, Director of the Leicester Centre said: "This is yet further international recognition of the Centre's expertise in human resource development and provides an important opportunity to influence policy development in China at the very highest level. It will further strengthen the excellent reputation which the University of Leicester already has in the Asia Pacific region."

Note for editors: Professor David Ashton, Director of the Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester, can be contacted on telephone +44 (0)116 252 5957, facsimile +44 (0)116 252 5953, email and@le.ac.uk

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