The report, which looks at the importance of further education
and training for the 21st Century, found that further education
colleges are generally not delivering what employers and employees need, but names Newcastle as one of only two colleges that are bucking the trend.
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers said further education
was more than just about serving the needs of industry.
Warwickshire College principal Ioan Morgan put his CBE award down to growing recognition of the role further education
will play in the future.
Plans to revamp the further education
college and others in Southport (pounds 39.6m) and Mid-Cheshire (pounds 44.3m) have been put on hold until at least 2011.
The respondents rated the area's council-run further education
providers 96 out of a maximum 100 marks.
At a time when cost risks being prioritised over value, the 2019 ColegauCymru conference explores the role of further education
institutions and their partners in delivering social improvement, economic development, and public value.
The telematics-based car insurer, which recently extended its call centre space at Quorum Business Park, North Tyneside, and signed a 10-year lease, is inducting 40 staff members onto further education
courses this year, with more than 20 others planned in the coming months.
Schulz has proposed a new type of welfare payment for the unemployed -- "Unemployment benefit Q" -- which would be equal to the initial unemployment benefit payment people receive after losing their job, but which crucially could be extended for up to 48 months, if an unemployed person undertakes a further education
or upskilling program during that time period.
Being in further education
or training doesn't mean teenagers have to stay in the same school.
The action follows a ballot by the Educational Institute of Scotland for members of their Further Education
Among Further Education
learners, 89% indicated that they felt their course was better, or as expected.
Cardiff and Vale also made it into the top three on the shortlist for ColeaguCymru's Innovation in Further Education
award and the prize for Promoting Social Justice and Equality.