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Individual Learning News – Issue 8 just published


The latest issue of the electronic newsletter on Individual Learning News has just been published. All the following topic articles can be read online from the site.

The Power of Learning
Learning is playing an integral part in the transformation of the National Grid into an international company.

Further Education's NTO
A new National Training Organisation, FENTO, has been established for Further Education.

Glass Industry NTO Uses Fun
The use of a fun format enabled Glass Training to carry out a statistical exercise relating qualifications to National Targets.

88% Covered by NTOs
The Secretary of State recognises new National Training Organisations.

London Skills
London Skills Forecasting Unit plays a vital developmental role.

Learning to be a Competent Learner
In 1990, Corporal Martyn Gibson, thought he had only four more years in the Royal Air Force...

People Skills Scoreboard
Employers are invited to participate in the 'People Skills Scoreboard' (PSS) by completing a postal questionnaire.

Lifelong Learning and HE
Stephen McNair of Surrey University explores the evolving role of universities.

Adult Learners' Week Awards
David Blunkett presents a New Opportunities for Learning Group Award to 'Together for the Community'.

Widening Participation - Standards and Qualifications
In Adult Learners Week there was a conference at the IBM Centre in London to address current issues of importance to lifelong learning.

Ufi - The Vision
The vision is the vital role of lifelong learning in the development of employability and competitiveness.

UfI and BBC Team Up
UfI has teamed up with the BBC to encourage a lifelong learning revolution in the UK.

Learning at Work Day
To celebrate Learning at Work Day, The National Grid Company plc, staged a programme of events exploring the theme 'Learning for Tomorrow 's Business'.

Learning at Work Day Activities
There were a tremendous range of activities for Learning at Work Day this year.

North East Colleges' Network
NCN is a consortium of 16 further education colleges in the north-east of England.

The ADAPT Project
NCN is currently co-ordinating a project to produce on-line training modules for SMEs.

Quality Assurance and Adult Guidance
The new Information, Advice and Guidance Partnerships will be required to hold the Guidance Council's quality mark by 2001.

A National Strategy for Tackling Adult Basic Skills
A Fresh Start: Improving Literacy and Numeracy, the report of the Working Group on Post-School Basic Skills, has been published.

Learning in Later Life
'Does anyone seriously believe that learning is not for life?' asked George Mudie, MP, Minister for Lifelong Learning at a recent conference in Wolverhampton, Learning in Later Life - The Pathway to Productive Ageing.

New TEC National Council Chairman
The TEC National Council has announced the appointment of Neville Chamberlain as its new Chairman.

Post-16 Review
An announcement of the Government's Post-16 Review is expected during the summer.

Felicity Everiss
Felicity Everiss is leaving her post of head of the Individual Learning Division of the Department of Education and Employment.

Second NAGCELL Report
Creating Learning Cultures: Next Steps in Achieving the Learning Age, the second report of the National Advisory Group for Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, is now out.

Adult and Community Learning Fund
Round 3 results out soon.

Individual Learning Accounts
The recently published A Summary of Progress on Individual Learning Accounts paves the way for the national launch of the accounts next year.

Seven Million Need A Fresh Start
Sir Claus Moser in conversation with Richard Ingham.


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