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.
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.
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.
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.