ERIC Number: ED432662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
The University for Industry and Local Information, Advice and Guidance Partnerships. Report on a NICEC/CRAC Policy Consultation Held in Association with the National Advisory Council for Careers and Educational Guidance (Cambridge, England, February 24-25, 1999). Conference Briefing.
The University for Industry (UFI) and local information, advice, and guidance (IAG) partnerships are two key aspects of the British Government's lifelong learning strategy. UFI's key role is to expand the demand for and supply of learning and to exploit the learning potential of information and communication technologies. The main UFI activities likely to impinge directly on local IAG services are Learning Direct and UFI Learning Centres. UFI would develop and run Learning Direct as a freely available public service, offering impartial information and advice on the full range of learning opportunities. Learning Direct would be made available on the Internet. A nationwide network of UFI-endorsed Learning Centres would offer learners points of entry into learning, learning facilities, and learner support services; UFI Learning Advisors would offer advice and learner support. The government intends to promote a partnership approach to the delivery of local IAG services likely to involve a contract with a single lead organization. An important issue is the relationship of UFI and IAG partnerships to the new Lifelong Learning Partnerships, strategic bodies designed to bring greater coherence to local learning provision, and the development of local targets linked to the new National Targets for Education and Training. Recommendations have been made for the following: (1) Learning Direct and IAG partnerships; (2) UFI Learning Centres and IAG partnerships; (3) role of the lead organization in IAG partnerships; (4)a seamless service; (5) quality, (5) branding, and (6) customer focus. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ancillary School Services, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Cooperative Programs, Educational Demand, Educational Opportunities, Educational Supply, Foreign Countries, Information Centers, Information Services, Lifelong Learning, National Programs, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Careers Research and Advisory Centre, Cambridge (England).; National Inst. for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge (England).