A GREAT TRAINING ROBBERY OR A REAL ALTERNATIVE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE?
Filed under: Uncategorized — sitemananger @ 8:21 am
Based on new research, Martin Allen and Patrick Ainley re- fute exaggerated government claims about the successful re- introduction of apprenticeships. They explain the difficulties of emulating the German system, but also argue that more general changes in the economy threaten the existence of many of the occupaional skills with which apprenticeships have traditionally been associated. It calls for new ap- proaches, not Another Great Training Robbery.
Interestingly when I interview some small;l SMEs in North Lambeth about 10 years ago several were open to taking on premises but felt they wer too small. One said that their experience was they need 8 employees to be able to offer a proper apprenticeship to each apprentice.
I thought I had added you to my Ediary list as I include some of your postings in it. It goes to about 400 people round the country many on sympathetic networks. I attach the two latest issues.