CFE is a social research company

CFE is a social research company

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We provide a range of independent research services

We provide a range of independent research services

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About CFE

Experts in our field since 1997

We are not-for-profit organisation that specialises in providing research and evaluation services in the field of education, employment and skills.

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Forging Futures: Higher education and employers - driving an internationally competitive skills base

The UKCES and UUK commissioned CFE Research to develop understanding and raise the profile of employer-university collaboration in the UK, highlighting innovative activities in creating higher level skills pathways and strengthening the skills base of the UK economy.

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Evaluation of the Employer Ownership Pilot

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has commissioned CFE Research and the University of Sheffield to conduct an evaluation of Round 1 of the Employer Ownership of Skills Pilots (EOP).

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Fulfilling Lives: supporting people with multiple and complex needs, evaluation and learning package

CFE and University of Sheffield have been commissioned by BIG Lottery Fund to deliver an evaluation and learning package as part of their ‘Fulfilling Lives’ Programme.

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Evaluation of the Creative Employment Programme

CFE has been commissioned by Creative & Cultural Skills to carry out an evaluation of the Creative Employment Programme throughout its duration and taking into account its long-term impact.

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James Evans

Forging Futures: Higher education and employers - driving an internationally competitive skills base

by James Evans

The Forging Futures report puts the spotlight on the ways in which employers and universities are working collaboratively to ensure that industry gets the talent it needs to succeed. The research draws on in-depth discussions with employers and universities, highlighting the fantastic and innovative ways in which collaboration is already occurring whilst also promoting the need for a broader cultural shift towards working collaboratively in order to build the skills necessary for the jobs of the future. The report also provides practical guidance on how to establish and maintain effective collaborations....Read on

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