Posts By: Richard

Facts and Figures

Update August 2018. This section attempts to complement the other sections of this website. I have started including information on the Welsh, Scottish and Irish technical education systems. In 1560 250,000 tons of coal mined. In 1620 35,000 tons of pig iron produced. In 1660 between 1660-1668 number of patents issued for inventions 31. In the… Read more »

The Untapped Potential of Museums and Libraries

Museums and libraries share a common ancestor with technical colleges through the Mechanics’ Institutions of the 19th century which offered workers the opportunity to improve their skills and acquire new scientific and technological knowledge. It’s also worth reminded that their history includes 19th century endowment by wealthy entrepreneurs who wanted to contribute to the education… Read more »

Youth Matters

 
One of the most unfortunate consequences of the current global financial crisis is the very high level of youth unemployment particularly in Europe.

‘To learn or not to learn?’

Successive governments have attempted to set performance indicators that focus on graduates obtaining employment within 6 months of graduating.