Jobcentres are no longer fit for purpose and are letting young people down | David Lammy

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/23/jobcentres-dont-work-employment-letting-young-people-down?CMP=twt_gu It is hard to speak the truth about valued national institutions. But when they are not fit for purpose, we must speak out. Reports…

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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…

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Skills Minister Matthew Hancock talks to FE News about Apprenticeship reforms and the future of the programme at the 2014 Association of Employment and Learning Providers Conference.

He says Apprenticeships are increasingly becoming the norm for young people going into Further Education, and explains how the reforms will affect not only the…

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Employment Minister Esther McVey shares her views on sustainable employment with FE News at the 2014 Association of Employment and Learning Providers Conference.

Ms McVey explains how colleges and learning providers can implement government strategies to help keep learners reliable and trustworthy for their future workplaces. She also…

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