Training grants under strain as take-up soars

Phillips, Lucy; Churchard, Claire
June 2009
People Management;6/4/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p7
The article reports on the increase in the number of employees who avail the state-funded training schemes in Great Britain. According to Geoff Russell, chief executive of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), more apprenticeship and Train to Gain places are being delivered than ever due to the relaxing of rules to encourage take-up of training provision during the recession.


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