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 »
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 »
Functional skills are back on the agenda and will form part of the new apprenticeship frameworks which were introduced in September 2012.
I know it is stating an obvious fact that education and training must play a significant part in addressing the critical issues currently confronting this pl
One of the most unfortunate consequences of the current global financial crisis is the very high level of youth unemployment particularly in Europe.
Some historical background:
The genesis of the Polytechnic movement was the foundation in 1838 of the Polytechnic Institution located at 309 Regent Street and 5 C
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Trained men and apprentices contributed greatly to the Industrial Revolution but it must be remembered that the majority never had never studied at university or enjoyed any significant period in
The UNESCO Convention describes vocational education and training as:
“All forms and levels of the education process involving, in addition to general k
Successive governments have attempted to set performance indicators that focus on graduates obtaining employment within 6 months of graduating.