Learning & Skills Councils

Learning council launches first annual statement of skills priorities

2 Dec 2004

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) today launches England’s first annual statement of skills priorities, which sets out what needs...

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Heinz serves up basic skills courses for workers

22 Nov 2004

Food company Heinz has opened a learning centre at its Luton factory to improve employees’ basic skills in English, Maths...

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Jobcentre staff to get training to help refugees into work

3 Nov 2004

The Government is to offer Jobcentre Plus staff training on how to best help refugees looking for work.Jane Kennedy, minister...

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Vocational skills grow in popularity

27 Oct 2004

The majority of those aged between 16 and 24 see vocational skills as being of more use than academic training,...

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Skills agency calls for bespoke training for SMEs

22 Oct 2004

Staff at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get the most benefit from on-the-job learning rather than taught courses or structured training programmes, according to the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA).

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Getting rail back on track

19 Oct 2004

As the Government presses forward with overhauling how the rail network is run, difficulties persist in establishing a national approach to the industry's skills agenda

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Happiness is more important than financial success

14 Oct 2004

England’s future workforce believes that success is about happiness, not money, according to a report released today by the Learning...

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Lessons in leadership

1 Jul 2004

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the American Society of Training and Development, we asked a member of its board of directors, Ed Betof, to share his views on becoming a learning organisation

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Worldwide delivery

1 Jun 2004

TNT Express is winning worldwide recognition for its people development initiatives. HR director Maureen Rooney explains why
here’s a lot...

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Leading by example

1 Mar 2004

Lincoln Insurance Services' leadership programme is a true blend of learning methods - and it's the user who decides which blend is best for them.

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Forward thinking

1 Mar 2004

In 2003, British trade unions made their voices heard on a number of different issues. Trades Union Congress general secretary Brendan Barber outlines the 2004 agenda

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Do academies fit the bill in Edinburgh’s skills crisis?

3 Feb 2004

Almost two years have passed since the launch of Scottish Enterprise's Employment Academies Initiative. But has it helped to fill the skills gap?

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Coaching gains interest

1 Jan 2004

Neville Pritchard gained accolades as head of training at Abbey National. Now he's moved to Barclays to run the bank's corporate university.

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Aiming for future perfect

1 Jan 2004

When planning ahead, employers must understand not only their imminent skills needs, but also the gamut of changing attitudes to learning. In the first of a two-part series, Alison Thomas looks at how organisations are winning over hearts and minds

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Back earning while learning

1 Jan 2004

Derek Simpson argues the business case for workplace learning

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