- New awards for tutors who help adults transform their lives
- New research centre will help address low levels of English and maths
- Devolution proposals present big skills challenge for LEPs
- New programme to improve Apprenticeships for learners and employers
- Vital for economy to ‘hold on’ to older workers
The Youth Employment Initiative needs effective local planning and integration with national programmes to ensure maximum impact for young people and national and local labour markets.
NIACE applauds the Government for the steps it is taking in supporting millions of adults to be able to confidently and safely use the Internet, but would like to see an increase in funding for specific projects to make progress more quickly.
NIACE has published a special issue of its flagship magazine Adults Learning, examining the role of education and skills in tackling poverty and low pay.
NIACE is working to generate an army of ‘spirited enthusiasts’ to encourage more people to take up reading, by developing supporting materials for Reading Champions, in partnership with Quick Reads, The Reading Agency, NRDC and the Library & Heritage Services.
As the UK national coordinator for the European Agenda for Adult Learning, NIACE is leading a number of innovative projects in 2014 to showcase how learning and skills can enhance Europe's economy and society.
Adult Learners’ Week award nominations are now closed. After a rigorous short-listing process, national and regional selection panels will take place during March and April, and award winners will be announced in June.
A new Community Learning resources website has been launched by NIACE, on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency, to help adult learning providers understand and adapt to the 2013/14 Community Learning reforms.
The spring issue of Adults Learning considers the funding of further education and skills and reflects on the uncertain future facing adult FE. Articles also examine lesson observation, health inequalities and the case for mid-life career review.
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