ERIC Number: ED438430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Skills and Enterprise: A Challenge To Further Education and Industry. An Agenda for Action Resulting from the FEDA, NTO National Council and DTI Consultative Conference Held on 2 September 1999.
This publication presents materials synthesized from a consultative seminar jointly sponsored by Britain's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the National Training Organisations (NTO) National Council, and the Further Education Development Agency (FEDA) in Britain. The seminar's aims were: to examine the business case for investing in learning; to identify current practice; and to inform the development agenda for DTI, FEDA, and NTO National Council. Section 1 sets forth the development agenda. Section 2 is a summary. Section 3 lists the key issues that were identified under these themes: business challenges; relevant, high-quality provision; funding and resources; partnerships; small and medium enterprise and supply chain company development; role of NTOs; continuity and coherence in government policies; encouraging human resources development; skill gaps and labor market information; and how information and communications technologies could help. Section 4 paraphrases three keynote addresses. Alan Johnson's speech addressed further education's crucial role in tackling intermediate level skills, supporting and encouraging entrepreneurs, and working with business. Chris Hughes's opening remarks urged seminar participants to face the challenges presented by the national imperative to develop the work force to ensure future economic success and emphasized the need for collaboration. Shirley Woolley's address noted the need for enterprise and partnerships. Section 5 provides discussion of the outcomes of discussion groups which focused on the key issues listed in Section 3. Appendix 1 provides summaries of stimulus presentations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)