Health & Safety (Construction)

Join our Health and Safety in Construction Consortium

Skills shortages in Health and Safety in Construction

The UK’s built environment is in danger of becoming less safe due to a shortage of health and safety expertise and skills within the construction industry.

A recent survey from the Association of Project Safety (APS) highlighted that job vacancies in construction design risk management are being filled by people moving from firm to firm rather than an increase in the candidate talent tool. Other factors impacting a gap in workforce skills in this area include an ageing population and the impact of Brexit. The APS represents around 3,500 professionals working in construction health and safety risk management.

A need to upskill the workforce

Looking at the findings from the APS survey more closely, the reasons for the skills gaps are:

  • vacancies in construction design risk management being filled but at increased cost and possibly reduced levels of skill and experience;
  • the pool of candidates comes from people already working in the UK industry, with little sign of fresh blood; and
  • an employment timebomb, with people leaving their jobs, often to retire, or with plans to stop work in the next three years.

There is a clear need to upskill the workforce in this area.

Immersive learning to bridge the skills gap

To address this problem, we are forming a new consortium to bring education and industry partners together and develop an immersive learning program for Health and Safety in Construction. The virtual program will equip learners with the essential skills for success in this sector.

Become a consortium partner

Contact us to discover the advantages of joining our Health and Safety in Construction consortium as a partner. By collaborating with us, you can actively shape course content and receive a lifetime license for the co-created program.

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Advanced Manufacturing

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Skills shortages in Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing utilises new technology to enhance or create products, and the industry currently faces a global shortage of skilled workers. At Metaverse Learning, we’re taking the lead in bridging this gap by launching a new Advanced Manufacturing Consortium. Consortium partners will work together to co-create immersive learning programs using Virtual Reality, Virtual Environments and Augmented Reality to equip learners with the skills they need to work in this industry.

A need to upskill the workforce

According to a Deloitte survey, 83% of manufacturers struggle to attract and retain employees with the necessary skills, leading to almost 45% having to decline business opportunities due to insufficient workforce. Despite the traditional perception of manufacturing as labour-intensive, rapid technological advancements have shifted the industry towards heavy reliance on advanced technologies, creating a significant skills gap.

Immersive learning to bridge the skills gap

To address this problem, we have launched a new consortium to bring education and industry partners together and develop an immersive learning program for Advanced Manufacturing. The virtual program will equip learners with the essential skills for success in this evolving sector.

Become a consortium partner

Contact us to discover the advantages of joining our Advanced Manufacturing consortium as a partner. By collaborating with us, you can actively shape course content and receive a lifetime license for the co-created program.

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Cybersecurity

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Skills shortages in Cybersecurity

A recent report from the UK government highlights that 50% of all UK businesses have a basic cybersecurity skills gap. It also revealed that 37% of cybersecurity vacancies are hard to fill and that there is an estimated shortfall of 11,200 people to meet the demand of the cyber workforce. The skills shortage in this industry is not restricted to the UK – many other countries are experiencing the same workforce skills shortages.

According to the World Economic Forum, the rapid expansion of the digital economy — and our growing reliance on it — makes cybersecurity an absolutely critical profession. It estimates that the world needs 3.4 million cybersecurity experts to support today’s global economy, but the industry is struggling to fill that gap.

A need to upskill the workforce

Looking at skills gaps in Cybersecurity in more detail:

Immersive learning to bridge the skills gap

To address this problem, we have launched a new consortium to bring education and industry partners together and develop an immersive learning program for Cybersecurity. The virtual program will equip learners with the essential skills for success in this evolving sector.

Become a consortium partner

Contact us to discover the advantages of joining our Cybersecurity consortium as a partner. By collaborating with us, you can actively shape course content and receive a lifetime license for the co-created program.

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Employability and Life Skills for SEN Learners

Join our Employability and Life Skills for SEND Learners Consortium

Employability and Life Skills for SEND Learners Consortium

The aim of the consortium is to design, develop and distribute the following digital learning programs which will be used to enhance the Employability and Life Skills for SEND learners in an array of settings. Areas of potential focus covered in this consortia could include:

  • Simulations focused on enhancing SEND learners employability skills to aid them getting meaningful employment. i.e. an interview setting
  • Simulations focused on developing skills and giving SEND learners experiences of an array of different work settings in fields such as construction, healthcare, and early years etc.
  • Simulations focused on everyday activities such as shopping, going to an educational establishment, riding a bus, going to the doctors etc.

Become a consortium partner

Contact us to discover the advantages of joining our A Employability and Life Skills for SEND Learners Consortium as a partner. By collaborating with us, you can actively shape course content and receive a lifetime license for the co-created program. Empower your students with the skills they need to thrive and be at the forefront of designing innovative immersive learning experiences in this area.

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