At a time when the government is significantly reducing public investment in skills, there is a greater imperative on private investment from employers and individuals.
Through the work of union learning reps and education officers, learning is increasingly a core part of what we do. Vitally, it is becoming part and parcel of the deal that union negotiators can offer to their members.
Unionlearn is leading a two-year project entitled 'Technician pathways' promoting the trade union role in delivering professional registration for technicians working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Investing in sustainability skills is vital for the future prospects of both trade union learners as well as the wider British economy.
This section of the website looks at the issue of funding, including the different forms of investment that government, employers and individuals undertake to support learning and skills.
The campaign aims to grow a learning culture across the NHS, engaging, especially, the lower pay bands of staff to take up learning and encourage unions and employers to develop learning agreements.
Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) are independent, employer-led, UK–wide organisations. The network of licensed Sector Skills Councils aim to address skills needs within and across sectors.