Technician pathways

South West STEM event to promote careers in science to women

A major conference at Weston College on 23 June will focus on inspiring more women and girls to take up careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The South West TUC's Women's Committee is bringing together teachers, union reps and employers as part of National Women in Engineering Day to explore what support is needed to...

Conservative victory - where now for skills?

Mick Upfield, Prospect member, working for Ordinance Survey in High Wickham ©Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk
So, now the election is over, what will a majority Conservative government mean for skills? There was little detail in the Conservative manifesto other than promising 3M apprenticeships, funded by lowering the benefits cap from £26K to £23K. But there is much else that is reasonably clear. Funding...

TSSA and Prospect sign technicians charter as new skills report launched

Two TUC-affiliated unions have signed a charter with EngTechNow aimed at ensuring supporting technician workers and apprentices in achieving professional status. TSSA and Prospect signed the charter as a commitment to take practical steps as EngTechNow released the Experience Gap: the unspoken skills gap report . The report launch and formal...

Unionlearn hosts annual Voice of Apprentices event

Unionlearn is hosting its annual Voice of Apprentices event at Solihull College, today. To help celebrate and promote high quality apprenticeships during National Apprenticeships Week, around 60 apprentices will be attending a series of workshops. They will tell unionlearn what makes their apprenticeship high quality or what could be done better....

New Learning & Skills Policy Update published

A new Learning & Skills Policy Update has been published for October 2014. The edition includes details of the government's pilot of changes to the skills system and skills funding in England through the Employer Ownership Pilot and the TUC's response. Also covered are potential improvements to Apprentices pay, Ofsted's review of traineeships and...