UK inmates set to escape skills gap

Lloyd, Tom
February 2004
IT Training;Feb2004, p8
Trade Publication
Inmates in prisons across Great Britain are to be taught computer skills as part of a Government drive to reduce re-offending. Present figures show that half of prisoners released from jail are re-convicted within two years. Prisoners will take the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification, studied through a computer-based learning programme supplied by Electric Paper. The ECDL is widely recognised and consists of a number of modules that can be taken separately. E-learning was chosen for practical reasons. "Instructor-led training in prisons hasn't worked," says John Kelly, marketing manager at Electric Paper.


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