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Children in Singapore will no longer be ranked by exam results. Here’s why | World Economic Forum

Very interesting approach to education. Lots of things for our local administrations across the USA and The U.K. to learn here, if only they can open their minds, which is what education should be able to do!! The island nation is changing its educational focus to encourage school children to develop the life skills they […]

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The Secret To Germany’s Low Youth Unemployment : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2012/04/04/149927290/the-secret-to-germanys-low-youth-unemployment The Secret To Germany’s Low Youth Unemployment Enlarge Waltraud Grubitzsch/DPA/Landov Metal-working apprentices train in Leipzig, Germany, in 2010. Germany has Europe’s lowest youth unemployment rate, thanks in part to its ancient apprentice system, which trains about 1.5 million people each year. April 4, 2012 For as long as he can remember, German teenager Robin […]

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Euro Unemployment Spikes To Record 10.8 Percent | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/04/02/euro-unemployment-spikes-to-record-108-percent/ Euro unemployment spikes to record 10.8 percent LONDON – Unemployment in the 17 countries that use the euro hit its highest level since the currency was introduced back in 1999, official figures showed Monday, adding to fears that the region is in recession. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, said unemployment in the eurozone […]

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‘Skilled manpower in high demand in global market’ | The Nation

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/islamabad/27-Mar-2012/-skilled-manpower-in-high-demand-in-global-market ‘Skilled manpower in high demand in global market’ ISLAMABAD – For the first time in Pakistan, the British Council on Monday held an International Conference on Employer Engagement and Entrepreneurship for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector for South Asia. Held under the Skills for Employability programme, the conference focused on the […]

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Visa Europe 2012 apprentice programme opens up

http://www.finextra.com/news/announcement.aspx?pressreleaseid=43790 Visa Europe 2012 apprentice programme opens up Source: Visa Europe, 27 March, 2012 Following the success of its first apprenticeship programme in 2011, Visa Europe today announced that it is re-opening its apprenticeship programme to new applicants who have a passion for business and people. There are 16 apprenticeship places available at Visa Europe: […]

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Salmond: Apprenticeships target met – Scottish Headlines – Fife Today

http://m.fifetoday.co.uk/news/scottish-headlines/salmond-apprenticeships-target-met-1-2197241 Salmond: Apprenticeships target met Published: 25 March 2012 A target to support 25,000 apprenticeship places in a year has been met, the First Minister has announced. Alex Salmond said he is confident that the Scottish Government will match the record number in each year of this five-year parliamentary term. He said: “The modern apprenticeship […]

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