This newsletter is intended to keep you abreast of policy developments in learning and skills as well as keeping you up-to-date on a range of union learning initiatives.
This report is structured around three case studies highlighting best practice in how unions can negotiate with employers in a way that optimises the use of existing and newly acquired skills as well as maintaining their role in supporting the workforce to acquire and update skills.
There is a consensus that supporting workers to improve their skills is essential in the pursuit of the twin aims of improving the nation's economic competitiveness and achieving greater social justice. However, in recent years the evidence has been growing that enabling individual employees to acquire new skills is only one part of the equation.
This authoritative paper by Francis Green sets out the need for greater policy focus on the utilisation of skills and how it is linked with High Involvement Work Practices (HIWPs)
This report highlights a series of issues related to the question of qualifications and the recognition of skills. The experience of migrants in the UK varies in relation to their different communities, histories and ethnic and cultural dimensions and this report is but a snapshot of some of the issues and initiatives emerging in relation to skills...
The full report from the SfL survey, which took place in May 06. It outlines the successes of the 'Whole Organisation Approaches to Skills for Life' project so far, as well as listing findings from centre feedback around SfL in the Hub.