ERIC Number: ED341764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Training and Development. An Evaluation of Docklands SKILLNET Quick Start Initiatives. FEU/REPLAN.
This report provides results of an evaluation of SKILLNET, an education and training innovation to commission training in the newly redeveloped area of London's dockland. Chapter 1, an introduction, defines SKILLNET's primary function--to address the current mismatch between kinds of jobs available in the area and the levels and kinds of skills possessed by the local population. Chapter 2 sketches SKILLNET's socioeconomic and historical context, outlines its inception and early organizational development, and describes how Quick Start Initiatives (QSIs) were set up. Chapter 3 explores the kinds of occupational and educational needs that SKILLNET aimed to address. Chapter 4 looks at the operation of SKILLNET QSI courses in different participating institutions within the network. Chapter 5 examines the characteristics of SKILLNET trainees from the three phases of the QSI program. Chapter 6 discusses the outcomes of training through SKILLNET QSI courses according to the qualifications trainees could gain and the use to which they could put them. Chapter 7 addresses the issue of outcomes in terms of observable employment patterns among trainees. The final chapter, chapter 8, draws out the main implications from the research findings and indicates areas which might form the basis for discussion and action in the future. A 29-item reference list is followed by appendices containing project information, questionnaires, course and skills lists, and other forms. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales, London.
Identifiers: England (London)