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Tackle 'Mickey Mouse apprenticeships' before they damage vocational education

Tackle 'Mickey Mouse apprenticeships' before they damage vocational education | International Education | Scoop.it
The head of Ofsted has warned against apprenticeships with skills in 'making tea and cleaning floors' – we need to make sure standards are rigorous
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UK employers in nervous wait for details of apprenticeship levy - FT.com

UK employers in nervous wait for details of apprenticeship levy - FT.com | International Education | Scoop.it
Britain’s employers are braced to find out this week which of them will have to pay the government’s new “apprenticeship levy”, following a tug-of-war between the Treasury and skills minister Nick Boles over how widely to cast the net. George
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Blackburn College pledges 'high quality' apprentices amid fears over leavers - Lancashire Telegraph

Blackburn College pledges 'high quality' apprentices amid fears over leavers - Lancashire Telegraph | International Education | Scoop.it
“AN EAST Lancashire College is bucking a national trend by making sure it is helping to produce ‘quality apprentices’.”
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'Snobbery' led to skills shortage crisis, says Lord Baker - Telegraph.co.uk

'Snobbery' led to skills shortage crisis, says Lord Baker - Telegraph.co.uk | International Education | Scoop.it
“Skill shortages will only get worse unless the country rethinks how we deliver education to young people, the former Education Secretary has said”
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Half of all university graduates are stuck in low-skilled jobs that don't need ... - Daily Mail

Half of all university graduates are stuck in low-skilled jobs that don't need ... - Daily Mail | International Education | Scoop.it
“A detailed study found that more than half of all those with a degree are now doing non-graduate jobs. Among Western nations, only Estonia and Greece have worse records on the issue.”
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Conveyor belt of UK graduates is failing to boost productivity - City A.M.

Conveyor belt of UK graduates is failing to boost productivity - City A.M. | International Education | Scoop.it
“While the United Kingdom’s employment record over the past few years has beaten all expectations, the number of graduates in the UK labour market has”
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Firms face tax to help fund more apprentices: Ministers warn companies are ... - Daily Mail

Firms face tax to help fund more apprentices: Ministers warn companies are ... - Daily Mail | International Education | Scoop.it
“Skills minister, Nick Boles, says businesses have forced ministers to act and introduce the ‘apprenticeships levy’, which is designed to encourage them to train up youngsters.”
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This for-profit college failed, but its students are left with the wreckage

This for-profit college failed, but its students are left with the wreckage | International Education | Scoop.it
The implosion of Corinthian brings into focus the risky gamble students can make in pursuing higher education.
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UK government imposes new regulation for private colleges

UK government imposes new regulation for private colleges | International Education | Scoop.it
News and business analysis for Professionals in International Education
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Canada Apprentice Loan program open for business - HPACMAG.Com (press release)

Canada Apprentice Loan program open for business - HPACMAG.Com (press release) | International Education | Scoop.it
“Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced yesterday that the Canada Apprentice Loan initiative is now accepting applications.”
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Women at work: Plumbers a rare breed, one told 'not what girls do' - Chicago

Women at work: Plumbers a rare breed, one told 'not what girls do' - Chicago | International Education | Scoop.it
Hispanic female, former makeup artist with a gag reflex issue — that’s not what comes to mind when one thinks of a plumber.
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Debating the relevance of vocational education - Deccan Herald

Debating the relevance of vocational education - Deccan Herald | International Education | Scoop.it
“In a new light Vocational education is often looked upon as the poor cousin of academic education. But reality says otherwise.”
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The Indian vocational education and training (VET) system: status, challenges, and options | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database

The Indian vocational education and training (VET) system: status, challenges, and options | VOCEDplus: the international tertiary education research database | International Education | Scoop.it
The Indian vocational education and training (VET) system: status, challenges, and options: India is at the cu... http://t.co/QaU9CkFQyn
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Get clear on apprenticeships legislation

Get clear on apprenticeships legislation | International Education | Scoop.it
Before you join the headlong rush to recruit apprentices for your business, it is important that you check the terms under which you employ them
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'Only high quality apprenticeships can plug the skills gap'

'Only high quality apprenticeships can plug the skills gap' | International Education | Scoop.it
Numerical targets, such as the pledge to create 3 million apprenticeships,
often focus on quantity at the expense of quality, writes David Hughes
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UK 'has failed to create enough high-skilled jobs for graduates' - The Guardian

UK 'has failed to create enough high-skilled jobs for graduates' - The Guardian | International Education | Scoop.it
“Over-qualification has reached saturation point, meaning money invested in education is being wasted and young people are crippled by debt, report warns”
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'My degree is next to worthless' - BBC News

'My degree is next to worthless' - BBC News | International Education | Scoop.it
“Huge numbers of UK graduates are getting jobs where they don't need a degree. Here, graduates share their experiences.”
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Apprenticeships may not cut the mustard - let young people dream and go to ... - Management Today

Apprenticeships may not cut the mustard - let young people dream and go to ... - Management Today | International Education | Scoop.it
“EDITOR'S BLOG: The CIPD says grads are overqualified - but they're the ones choosing to be.”
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College places at risk due to Government funding cuts - Horticulture Week

College places at risk due to Government funding cuts - Horticulture Week | International Education | Scoop.it
“College places at risk due to Government funding cuts - from Horticulture Week”
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College cuts and redundancies as Petroc faces £3 million shortfall - Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette

College cuts and redundancies as Petroc faces £3 million shortfall - Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette | International Education | Scoop.it
“PETROC staff in Tiverton will be invited to apply for voluntary redundancy as the college looks to address a £3 million shortfall. Classes with low numbers which are 'not efficient' are also...”
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Rip off training organisations under fire - The Sunshine Coast Daily

Rip off training organisations under fire - The Sunshine Coast Daily | International Education | Scoop.it
“REGISTERED training organisations rorting thousands off unassuming people and siphoning millions from government coffers are on notice.”
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Labor lax on VFH: Birmingham - The Australian

Labor lax on VFH: Birmingham - The Australian | International Education | Scoop.it
“THE federal government has blamed the opposition for rorts that precipitated an audit office investigation of a key vocational student loan scheme.”
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POLITICS: Do not judge youths by a lack of qualifications - make them apprentices - Lincolnshire Echo

POLITICS: Do not judge youths by a lack of qualifications - make them apprentices - Lincolnshire Echo | International Education | Scoop.it
“We frequently hear of the shortages of skilled labour to carry out essential work in our communities: construction workers, engineers and nurses are just some examples. Why, as a nation, have we...”
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Graduating Without Debt Thanks to Apprenticeships Grants ...

“Nina Widmer is someone who knows the value of an apprenticeship. Her father's love of working with stone inspired Nina to give brick masonry a try, and the 26-year-old Manitoba resident hasn't looked back.”
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We Chose Apprenticeships Over Going To University - And Have Never Looked ... - Huffington Post UK

We Chose Apprenticeships Over Going To University - And Have Never Looked ... - Huffington Post UK | International Education | Scoop.it
“With the average student graduating with around £44,000 of debt and the graduate earning prospects at some universities being uncomfortably low, there's been a surge in school-leavers embarking on apprenticeships rather than packing their bags ...”
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