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

CALLING THE LEARNING AGE TO ACCOUNT

I. Choat
Personnel Today, April 15th 1999, p. 17.

The government is promoting lifelong learning as the means to end the 'low skills - low wages' feature of the UK economy. Many training professionals fear there is a danger that the initiative will create a plethora of courses unrelated to business needs or even personal development.

LIFELONG LEARNING: DOES IT MEAN ANYTHING?

P. Nolan
Scope, April 1999, p. 14-15.

Looks at the implications of the government's commitment to lifelong learning for the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.

TECS PROPOSE BUSINESS-LED NATIONAL SKILLS AGENCY

A. Pike
Financial Times, April 30th 1999, p. 12.

Training and Enterprise council leaders have proposed the establishment of a powerful business-led national skills agency in response to a government review of further education and training. The new body would determine, promote and resource a national strategy for lifelong learning, skills and workforce development. It would create a single funding framework and use a network of local bodies to contract with training providers, which might be public, private or voluntary bodies.

THE NEXT STEP

R. Huggins
Education and Training Review, vol.1, 1998, p. 41-42.

Argues that with the advent of the New Deal, TECs should be relieved of their lead role in training the unemployed.

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