In the world’s emerging economies, the demand for high quality technical education is just as pressing – as the BRICS and other developing nations strive to design and build their national infrastructures and create rewarding skilled jobs, current education systems often prove inadequate. Just as importantly, in an era where a ‘job for life’ is ancient history, older workers want and need continuous development too. Yet the prize if we improve skills globally is huge. As this report points out, half of the economic growth in developed nations in the past ten years can be attributed to better skills.