The evidence we gather helps us determine the needs and priorities of industry. It also enables us to be agile and focus our support where it will be most effective.
The evidence we gather includes:
- macro-economic evidence and regional analysis – looking at larger issues or trends, such as the impact of Brexit
- anecdotal evidence from our conversations with employers, federations and construction organisations – adding depth and colour to our analyses
- market insight and research from third party organisations
- occupational evidence – where we have identified a critical skills gap in a trade, we research deeper to better identify causes and solutions
We take our evidence back to industry in a constant process of exchange, such as through consultations, surveys, forums and committee groups, so that we can be sure we are getting it right.