Community Practitioner, vol.78, 2005, p.347-348
Article describes an innovative project in Stockport which offers advice, guidance and practical support to help pregnant teenagers and young mothers aged 16-19 to go to college to acquire marketable skills.
Education + Training, vol.47, 2005, p.447-455
The New Entrepreneur Scholarships (NES) programme funded by the UK government aims to enable people from deprived areas to become self-employed. The paper gives an overview of the development of the NES and an assessment of its effectiveness. The programme is interesting in that it has been designed and delivered by "not-for-profit" sector experts. It is a practical skills programme which at present does not lead to a paper qualification. The research suggests that the programme has been highly effective in helping disadvantaged people to overcome the barriers to setting up a business and establishing themselves in self-employment.
Learning and Skills Council
This two year strategy will see increased investment to:
At the same time, changes will be introduced to ensure that funding remains sustainable in the long term, with a greater proportion of training costs coming from individuals and employers. Funding will be targeted at: