Govt plan bombs with IT managers

Donovan, Tristan
September 2003
IT Training;Sep2003, p6
Trade Publication
An IT Training poll of 42 IT training managers found that more than 85 per cent of those who had read the government's strategy felt that it would make little or no difference to their work. As a result, the strategy has increased the role of the employer-led Sector Skills Councils (SSCs), including e-Skills UK, so that employers play a core role in publicly funded skills programmes. 'SSCs have gone higher up in the Government's agenda, so their role is now about driving the skills agenda,' believes Karen Price, chief executive of e-Skills UK. Other measures in the document include a continued commitment to learning-advice service learndirect and a pledge to lead by example and invest in public-sector staff development.


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