Greater employer investment in skills?
As you may well have seen, the Government have recently launched 2 consultations (http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=414600&NewsAreaID=2) on the future direction of skills policy and funding.
A major theme running through both the consultations is the call for greater employer and individual investment in the costs of learning. The government has set a target of 50/50 public-private contributions for 2010/2011. Such a measure would help ensure that those organisations that benefit from publicly-funded learning through higher productivity and better qualified staff make a contribution to reflect their private gains.
However, is such a measure suitable for the voluntary sector? How realistic is it for smaller charities and those with doubts over future funding streams to contribute greater amounts to train their staff? This is especially the case for those voluntary organisations who base their budgets aorund particular projects.
What do you think?Posted by James McHugh on 11 August 2010 02:45 PM
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