Urgent reform of skills system a priority – survey shows


http://www.niace.org.uk/our-thinking/news/urgent-reform-skills-system-priority

In a report to mark the launch of Adult Learners’ Week (13 – 19 June), NIACE warns that the Government must transform the employment and skills system to avoid a productivity crisis.  
Raising the Productive Potential of the Economy sets out NIACE’s recommendations, ahead of more detailed proposals for the spending review, on how rapid progress can be made despite further pressures on unprotected Departmental budgets. The calls to action include:
Protected funding for English, maths, Traineeships and ESOL, which should be delivered through the new Citizens’ Curriculum.

Britain’s five million low paid workers should be supported to progress through a new Career Advancement Service.

Halving the disability employment gap through Government funding for new locally-designed pilots for distinct employment programmes for disabled people.
FULL ARTICLE. 

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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