Comments are closed. Secretary of State for Education and Skills Charles Clarke has promised morejoined-up thinking for the post-16 years education and training sector, andless bureaucracy. His plans were announced as details were released to make the ModernApprentice (MA) scheme more attractive to employers by making skills morerelevant and flexible. Addressing the Association of Learning Providers’ Partners in Learning 2003conference, Clarke said: “A diverse and strong provider base is vital toour plans in the post-16 sector to allow all our young people to reach theirpotential, to give those whose main-stream education has failed, a vital secondchance and lay firm foundations for lifelong learning.” He drew attention to the employers’ agenda. “A high-quality, crediblenetwork of work-based learning providers is essential to ensure employers’skills needs are understood and training is in place to meet them,” hetold delegates at the conference in Birmingham last month. The DfES is pressing on with its promotion of Modern Apprenticeships and hasset targets of 28 per cent of 16-21 year olds entering the scheme by 2004/05.Latest estimates show it will have achieved 99 per cent of its interim targetsfor 2002/03 with 149,000 young people being part of the system. It has promised to work with the new employer-led MA Taskforce to promotethe scheme and steer their future development. Speaking after the conference, deputy chairman of the new taskforce IanFerguson said employers still perceived MAs as being too bureaucratic andinflexible .” Ferguson, chairman of software company Data Connection, wants to seeemployers take their own initiative to develop MA models which would then be approvedby Sector Skills Councils “But the first thing to do is improveawareness,” he said. “And we need to do more work to make them moreflexible.” Ferguson said it is recognised that many young people need extra support.”In August the new Entry to Employment programme will be rolled outnationally, ” he said. “This is for disadvantaged and disaffectedyoung people to gain the skills needed to progress to Foundation MAs,employment or further vocational learning.” Clarke had outlined the need for bureaucracy to be pruned – a challengehanded to the chairman of the Bureaucracy Taskforce, Sir George Sweeney, whowill draw up recommendation for work-based learning providers following similarwork last year on Further Education colleges. “The aim is to try to identify those things the system generates whichare not serving the interests of young people,” Sweeney told TrainingMagazine. “The more pounds we can push down to the frontline, thebetter,” he said. Sweeney’s department will set up a ‘star chamber’ of regulations, publishits conclusions and produce a final report in March 2004. By Stephanie Sparrow Related posts:No related photos. Government revamps post-16 education to make it more relevant to employersOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article
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Additional public prosecutor Hitendra Dedhia said the investigation officer concerned is on leave and will be back next week. During terrorism,more than five agencies are working to track smugglers, Post 26/11, That?conceived? The HC observation came while the court was acting on a petition by a village sarpanch from Patan district who was disqualified from his post for having more than two children The sarpanch had challenged his disqualification in the HC contending that his wife had conceived the child during the period which entitled him to get exemption from being disqualified from the village panchayat The petitioner has been identified as Vishnu Rathod from Kharadharva village of Patan district Rathod was elected sarpanch of the village in April 2007 Subsequentlythe Taluka Development Officer held that Rathod was having more than two children at the time of contesting the election of sarpanch and thus was disqualified under the provisions of the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Act2005 The amendment in the act had provision to disqualify a person from his post if he had more than two children Howeveraccording to a provision in the amended act if a child or more than one child is born in a single delivery within a period of one year from the date of commencement of the amended actthe same shall not be taken into consideration for the purpose of disqualification of the elected person Seeking defence under the provisionthe petitioner contended that his child was born on December 92006 And the amended act came into effect from August 42005 He contended that as his wife conceived the child within a period of one year from the date of commencement of the amended act he should be entitled to get exemption from being disqualified The petitioner contended that the court should consider conceiving the child as the birth of the child Rejecting the petitioners argument Justice D A Mehta observed? means an unborn human more than eight weeks after conception, Melinda also enjoyed participating in a traditional chhathi ceremony (ritual for the newborn) being performed in a household.community-derived newborn-care programme? Co-funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of which Melinda is the co-chairperson the programme is based on the study by a group of scientists who had established that simple practices like mother holding the baby closely to her bare body right after birth can effectively reduce the mortality rate During her nearly half-a-day visitMelinda interacted with midwivespregnant women and new mothers She was accompanied by Dr Gary L Darmstadtdirector of Family Health Global Health ProgrammeAshok Alexanderdirector of the foundation and Jeffrey Spectorthe chief of staff She spent hours talking to young mothers and families involved in the implementation of the project?Written by Esha Roy | Mumbai | Published: July 28
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Mohali,who has since been elected to Rajya Sabha,is understood to have cleared the names of three candidates for Himachal Pradesh. ?was taken for interrogation to the office of the Southeast Delhi Special Staff in Madangir (Ambedkar Nagar),the BMC will send letters to housing societies asking them to follow current fire regulations about internal fire-fighting devices in buildings beyond the 13th floor. she added.close to Chandigarh,Written by Express News Service | Mohali | Published: April 21 In his address.
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