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SummitSkills welcomes Federation name change

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The Alliance of Sector Skills Councils is to change its name to The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards.

The name change, first announced on April 10, reflects the ‘flexibility and adaptability’ required to meet the UK’s future skills challenges, says SummitSkills

The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards represents, promotes and supports the sector skills councils (including SummtSkills) across the UK. Despite the name change, the new organisation has pledged to continue strongly representing the UK’s sector skills councils and maintain standards by safeguarding the quality of training.

Keith Marshall OBE, chief executive of SummitSkills, welcomed the changes and said: “This challenging economic climate makes it a particularly difficult time for anyone whose focus is on raising employers’ awareness of how importance it is to keep skills up to date and train their workforce. We must all adapt to the developing skills agenda and, as we have supported the Alliance from its beginnings, we will continue to support the Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards as it pursues its ambitious skills agenda with a renewed sense of purpose.”