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WorkforceGPS: Resources to Support Workforce Development Boards

Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), WorkforceGPS is ETA’s online technical assistance and training website. Intended for Federal grantees, educators, business leaders, and workforce professionals nationwide, WorkforceGPS features virtual training events, communities of practice, collections, research materials, and a wealth of resources to help design and implement workforce development […]

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New Role, New Challenges

Paul Champion.     After nearly two years working with the exceptional team at Chesterfield College it’s time to move on.  I have learnt so much during my time as Assistant Principal at Chesterfield and I would like to wish everyone at the college and the wonderful team within Learning Unlimited the best of luck and […]

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Boris Johnson confirms £1.8m fund for 3,500 London apprenticeships

http://www.freshbusinessthinking.com/news.php?NID=25323&Title=Boris+Johnson+confirms+%EF%BF%BD1.8m+fund+for+3,500+London+apprenticeships#.VP7SKEeQGrU By Daniel HunterMayor of London Boris Johnson has today (Monday)kick started National Apprenticeship Week by confirming plans for a £1.8 million scheme that will create over 3,500 new apprenticeships across the capital. The funding is expected to open up opportunities in thousands of London businesses that may never have taken on an apprentice before.Specialist recruitment […]

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UK needs plumbers, builders and engineers as skill crisis hits economy

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/10/uk-plumbers-builders-engineers-skill-crisis-economy Construction and technical companies blame recession for lack of apprentices and call on government and schools to promote trades  Some companies are having to employ Portuguese bricklayers on huge rates due to a shortage of qualified people in the UK. Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA

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BT to create 1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/business/news/11839320.BT_to_create_1_000_new_apprenticeships_and_graduate_jobs/ BT to create 1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs NEW jobs are heading to York as telecommunication giant BT announces plans to create 1,000 new apprenticeships and graduate jobs in the UK this year. The new recruits to BT will consist of 700 apprenticeships and 300 graduate jobs, working in a range of areas, […]

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Skills system in London is ‘broken’ and failing to prepare people for work

http://news.tes.co.uk/further-education/b/news/2014/07/17/london-39-s-skills-system-is-39-broken-39-mps-told.aspx?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite London’s skills system is “broken” and needs a radical overhaul if future generations are to meet the needs of the city’s businesses, a group of MPs has been told. London Councils, which represents all 32 London boroughs and the City of London, wants changes to the way the capital’s FE colleges and training providers […]

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LABOUR’S SHADOW BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND SKILLS TEAM Liam Byrne speech: Ending the gap between classroom and career

Ending the gap between classroom and career: Labour’s next steps in skills and higher education reform Speech by Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Monday 7 July 2014, City of Westminster College SEE REST OF SPEECH HERE

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Warwickshire College principal’s pay rise criticised

A union has criticised a college principal’s pay rise of up to £50,000 over two years, while 99 members of staff are at risk of redundancy. The University and College Union found the salary rose from up to £180,000, to £230,000 between 2011/12 and 2013/14. An unnamed senior manager at Warwickshire College also enjoyed a […]

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Fund single parents to gain FE qualifications and boost economy, says charity

Investing in supporting single parents to get an FE qualification could lift thousands of families out of poverty and boost the economy by up to £670m, a new report claims. According to Gingerbread, a charity supporting single parents, people who gain a level 3 qualification – equivalent to an A-level – earn more, pay more […]

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