Sharp slams Govt skills plan

Howells, Jan
October 2003
IT Training;Oct2003, p19
Trade Publication
It's high time the Great Britain government gave individuals some kind of tax-relief incentive to encourage them to train. This is the message coming across loud and clear from Baroness Sharp of Guildford, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords who speaks for her party on issues of education, science and technology. The Skills Strategy, which was published by the Department for Education and Skills in July, also ranks basic IT proficiency as a necessity alongside reading and writing. They have to realise that most people have these basic IT skills these days. However Sharp is not just disappointed with the Government, she also criticises employers for training from the top down and ignoring the necessity to invest in IT training for all staff.


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