Steve Mulligan, Learning and Work's assistant director, policy and public affairs, summarises key legislation announced from today's Queen's Speech.
Recognising the critical importance of the devolution agenda, we decided that the first major policy report of Learning and Work Institute would focus on the key role that local areas can play in joining up employment, learning and skills interventions to unleash local talent, to tackle employment and skills challenges, and to deliver inclusive growth.
In the next in our series of blogs on the Ten Policies for Ten People, Steve Mulligan explains how the Government can deliver a programme of Training to support Older People and carers to rapidly gain the skills they need to access online services.
Steve Mulligan stresses why urgent action is essential in the first 100 days of the next Government to unlock the skills of migrants - and other UK residents - to ensure we meet the needs of business and create greater community cohesion.
The Green Party of presented a number of policies for the learning and skills sector to applaud in their General Election manifesto. But, as Steve Mulligan discusses, are their proposals too ambitious to make it into a coalition agreement?
Personally, I love the buzz of Party Conferences – they’re noisy, busy, cramped and there are always too many things going on at once and many fascinating discussions to be had during the long days. The downside is they’re amongst the worse places on earth to actually concentrate and think – which is scary, as it’s usually where I am when I’m asked to quickly formulate a sensible view on a brand new policy I’ve never heard of before.
Just a few days into my new role as Assistant Director of Policy and Public Affairs, I’m very pleased to pen my first blog at NIACE. It’s also a great opportunity to note my delight at...Read more »