Ten year plan to create world’s top workforce

The
Learning and Skills Council has unveiled plans to make the UK the best-educated
workforce in the world by 2010.

The
council, which has a budget of £5.5 billion this year to spend on post-16
education, outlined the first phase of targets to improve the education and
training, and rival the world’s most educated workforces.

In
the first-phase of its 10-year plan, the council wants to raise the proportion
of 16 to 18 year olds in education from 75 per cent to 80 per cent.

The
LSC, which has a remit to retrain adults in the workforce, also plans to
increase employer input in their workforce’s development and raise adult
participation in learning by 2002.

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