Government scheme enjoys successful take-up rate

first_img Previous Article Next Article Government scheme enjoys successful take-up rateOn 10 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Employer training pilots (ETPs), the Government-backed initiative aimed atencouraging employers to train low-skilled workers, are successfully benefitingemployers who would otherwise not in engage in training. Research by the Institute for Employment Studies reveals a significanttake-up rate, with 2,000 employers and 10,000 staff signed up across the UK. The £170m pilots, jointly developed by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC),the Department for Education and Skills and HM Treasury, have been under way insix areas across the country since September 2002, and have recently beenextended to operate in an additional six areas, starting this summer. The study shows that employers believe the pilots are providing employeeswith skills that are important for their businesses (96 per cent), and thatthey are also improving productivity (82 per cent). Chairman of the LSC, Bryan Sanderson said the employers – which have neverpreviously engaged in the development of their workforces – are now trainingtheir low-skilled employees through the ETPs. www.lsc.gov.uk Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more