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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 1999): Education - UK - Higher

ENGINEERS SEE UNIVERSITY FOR INDUSTRY AS 'TOO THEORETICAL'

S. Sanghera

Financial Times, April 20th 1999, p. 12

Research commissioned by the Engineering Employers Federation shows that the government's flagship initiative to reform work-based training, the University for Industry, risks being a flop because it is failing to engage business and is so theoretical that employers do not understand how it will work.

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

M. Verdin

Education and Training Review, vol.1, 1998, p. 29-30.

Describes the role of the proposed University for Industry in supporting lifelong learning. The UFI will be an organiser of education rather than a direct provider, liaising with organisations such as TECs and higher and further education colleges to facilitate the delivery of packages that will boost the skills of workers.

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