B16: The Skills Strategy White Paper

17th October 2003.

The Skills Strategy White Paper, 21st Century Skills:  Realising our Potential was published on 9 July 2003 by the Department of Education and Skills.  Its aim was to ensure employers have the right skills to support the success of their businesses and individuals have the skills they need to be both employable and personally fulfilled.  The paper has been scrutinised in the press since its release, highlighting its achievements, but also there has been no shortage of coverage pointing out where the paper falls short of the mark.