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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2003): Education - UK - Training

BRINGING IN THE EXCLUDED? AESTHETIC LABOUR, SKILLS AND TRAINING IN THE "NEW" ECONOMY

D. Nickson and others

Journal of Education and Work, vol.16, 2003, p.185-203

Employers in service industries such as hospitality and retail are looking for workers who will "look and sound right", so as to present a favourable image of the company to the customer. Describes a training programme in Glasgow designed to equip the unemployed people with the skills necessary to access this new style labour market.

MINISTERS BACKTRACK ON FREE TUITION FOR UNDER-30s

W. Woodward

The Guardian, July 9th 2003, p.5

Ministers have pulled back from a plan to offer all adults under 30 free tuition to obtain vocational qualifications up to A-level standard. Free tuition will be confined to specific subjects where local people and businesses agree there is a shortage.

SCHOOLS TRAINING SCHEME ABANDONED AS FUNDING CRISIS BITES

R. Garner

The Independent, July 29th 2003, p.2

Ministers are being forced to abandon a scheme designed to improve teaching standards and discipline in schools as a result of this year's education funding crisis. The government has told local education authorities to abandon the scheme to help fund the extra £800m that Charles Clarke, the Education Secretary, is to pump into schools to avoid teacher redundancies.

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