Consultation launched on training

The Government has launched a consultation on proposals to
involve employers in National Training Organisations (NTOs).

NTOs are organised into a network of 73 bodies across the
country.

The network aims to enhance competitiveness of the UK
economy by improving the knowledge and skills of the workforce.

Now the Dfee has pledged to invest an additional £45m in the
network and is asking employers and public bodies how it will be spent.

Andy Powell, NTO national council chief executive, said, “We
welcome the recognition by government of a central role for NTOs in
representing employer interests in the government’s learning and skills
agenda.”

www.dfee.gov.uk/nto/consultationdoc.htm

By Richard Staines

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