E-Skills launches assault on policy

Murphy, Donna
May 2003
IT Training;May2003, p16
Trade Publication
E-Skills Great Britain is preparing to launch itself in Whitehall, London, England after education secretary Charles Clarke announced in April 2003, that it has been granted a licence to act as the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the IT, telecoms and contact centre industries. The organisation will receive one million pounds in funding from the Government every year for the next three years as of May 2003. Part of this money will be used to help E-Skills, Great Britain ensure that companies' and individual IT skills requirements are at the heart of the Government's workforce productivity agenda. Price claims that the newly acquired SSC status will also allow e-Skills to continue to address the mismatch between academic qualifications and the training requirements of UK plc, and the organisation will work to attract more people into its sectors of interest, as well as to upskill and reskill the existing workforce in IT.


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