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Hayes aims for half a million apprentices News | Published in FE Focus on 1 July, 2011 | By: Stephen Exley

He wants to reach goal before next election – beating Gordon Brown’s 2020 target The number of apprentices in England could hit the 500,000 mark before the next general election, skills minister John Hayes has claimed. After it was announced last week that the Government had created 103,000 new adult apprenticeships in 2010/11 – double […]

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Cameron pledges £25m to fund 10,000 new apprenticeships…

The Prime Minister has pledged £25million to create 10,000 apprenticeships, as fears grow that more will have to be done to kick-start the economy. Mr Cameron yesterday admitted families are suffering ‘difficult times’ as he announced the effort to help young people get better quality training. Ministers are expecting grim growth figures on Tuesday, which […]

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2011 Budget-More Apprenticeship Places NEAC can help.

Budget 2011: technical colleges and apprenticeships planned to tackle youth unemployment Today the Government has announced the creation of up to 24 technical colleges, in an attempt to train up students between the ages of 11 and 19 in vocational skills. This afternoon as part of his ‘Budget for Growth’, chancellor of the exchequer George […]

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Budget 2011

Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, presented the 2011 Budget, lets see how it effects you? Key measures in the Budget for businesses include: A reduction in the main rate of corporation tax by a further one per cent. From April 2011, the rate will be reduced to 26 per cent with further […]

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Gateshead College Foundation

In difficult times it is always good to hear of organisations and senior managment teams that can be far sighted and innovative. Well done Gateshead College. What is the Gateshead College Foundation? It’s an independent charity set up by Gateshead College with the purpose of making sure that young people and adults, living in our […]

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NEAC CEO involved in REC Youth Employment Task-force

Paul Champion NEAC CEO has been involved in the review of the REC Youth Employment Task Force at the House of Lords. Download at: http://www.rec.uk.com/about-recruitment/externalrelations/campaigns/youth-taskforce There are nearly one million young people who are not in education, employment or training in the UK. We know from previous recessions that significant periods of unemployment in the […]

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Give us a hand Employers

The article below was on Sky News Online on Friday 4th March. Its talks about young people not being employebale and suggests that business should be involved in eductaion to ensure that young people have the skills to better suite the needs of employers. It is very clear that young people need the help of […]

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The youngster’s champion

Paul Champion, North East Apprenticeship Company, Managing Director AS an apprentice Paul Champion’s dream was to have a job where he carried a briefcase. Now he has a job encouraging youngsters to also aim for the top, as Christopher Knox discovers. THE North East Apprenticeship Company (NEAC) was set up last year to help cut […]

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Fancy Starting a debate?? Vocational education not good enough, says Wolf report

From the BBC website 3/3/2011 Hundreds of thousands of young people are doing vocational courses which do not lead to university or a job, a report says. A review commissioned by ministers recommends a radical shake-up of vocational education in England. It says all pupils should study a core of academic subjects until they are […]

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