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ERIC Number: EJ800042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
The Quality of Mersey
Scales, Neil
Adults Learning, v19 n6 p22-25 Feb 2008
For many involved in further education (FE), the focus on employers' needs, in the wake of the Leitch Review of Skills, may feel a bit frustrating. In exploring what employers need from FE today, the author describes what he and his staff have achieved at Merseytravel, the priorities he, as an employer, has in mind for FE, and the challenges they all face. At Merseytravel, up-skilling has been a priority for more than four years. Merseytravel is a 300 million British Pounds public sector business with 924 employees, from ferry captains to strategic transport planners to cleaners. It co-ordinates public transport in Merseyside, working to promote the interests of Merseyside's travelling public. Merseytravel's aim is to deliver a fully integrated and environmentally friendly world-class public transport network. It is also committed to playing a major role in the continued regeneration of Merseyside, economically and socially. Merseytravel's wide-ranging and inclusive learning strategy demonstrates the transformational difference it can make to a workplace and a business.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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