“Youth matters” continue to take centre stage in the press this week due to the release of a number of research studies, written from a variety of different policy and political angles.
Susannah Chambers discusses in her vlog the positive contributions and valuable skills Community Learning can bring to learners and society. Underpinning research evidence is presented to support the call for there to be national investment in...Read more »
Toni Pearce shares three proposals to help government meet its 3 million apprenticeship target.
Chief Executive of Fair Train, Beth Gardner, marks the start of Work Experience Week by sharing practical advice for creating rewarding opportunities for young people and employers alike.
On the final day of the Apprenticeship Levy consultation, Toni Pearce explores how the Levy will work in practice and stresses the need for quality and access.
Alex Stevenson explores the latest policy changes to ESOL and Citizenship.
The personal views of Mark Cosens MA MIEP @MarkCosens, who works for Inspire 2 Independence (i2i).
David Hughes reflects on the four key issues that emerged from the apprenticeship debate at the NIACE and AoC fringe event during today's Labour Party conference.
Matthew Crighton, Inclusion Associate and Content Director, on Employabilty and Skills Scotland Convention 2015 The main question running throughout the Scottish convention was how the opportunity provided by the devolution of employment programmes might...Read more »
Nicola Aylward explains how our 'What Employers Want' project can provide support for young people who are looking for employment, following on from the European Agenda for Adult Learning Conference held in London on 10-11 September 2015 as part of our #EUlearning series.
A retrospective vlog following on from the European Agenda for Adult Learning Conference held in London on 10-11 September 2015 as part of our #EUlearning series.
Dr Fiona Aldridge discusses Tim Harford’s keynote speech and the benefits of randomised control trials (RCTs) in our series of blogs as part of the European Agenda for Adult Learning Conference being held in London 10th-11th September 2015 #EUlearning
David Hughes puts Apprenticeship quality central to funding debate.
NIACE's Head of Pre-employment Skills argues that national standard and more effective identification of PSD needs could transform the work and life outcomes for huge numbers of learners.
NIACE Research Associate, Professor Stephen McNair, writes about our latest policy paper exploring the positive effects of learning on older people's lives and how it can help tackle the challenges of ageing.
A legacy lasting more than 16 years – laying its foundations in the elevation of employment, skills, health and career progression, has now led to the beginning of a new journey bridging Inclusion and NIACE together in a partnership that will revive confidence back into the employment industry.
The IntoWork Convention 2015 brought together a wide variety of people involved in helping people find work, keep work and progress in work. Over two days engaging debates and discussion promoted learning about current and future challenges to the sector.
NIACE and the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (CESI) have announced today their intention to become one organisation. The announcement, made at the IntoWork Convention, follows the success of the two organisations’ Strategic Alliance which was announced in February this year.
The 2015 IntoWork Convention began with the announcement from Dave Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive at Inclusion that, building upon the strategic alliance formed between Inclusion and NIACE earlier this year, a full merger will now take place and 2016 will mark the creation of a new organisation. An organisation which will champion employment, skills and learning for all and that shall continue to deliver a high standard of relevant and practical research and policy development, providing real benefit to people, employers and the economy.
Dave Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive of the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion, delivered the following speech to the IntoWork Convention on 14 July 2015. I want to start by paying tribute to the hard work and dedication of everyone working to help unemployed people find work – improving opportunity, improving lives. It’s a sad fact that you often get little thanks. The media is always ready to have a go, claimants are fearful, and the push for performance is relentless. We should recognise more, and value more, all those who are on the front-line, trying to make this country more inclusive – providing a safety net when one is needed and opening doors to new opportunity. So to all front-line staff wherever they work – a round of applause.
Following the sad passing of Brian Groombridge, former NIACE Chief Executive, Alan Tuckett, remembers him as an extraordinary adult educator, colleague and mentor.
Dan Finn analyses the figures DWP published on benefit take-up - after a gap of three years. After a break of three years the DWP finally published take-up estimates for most means-tested benefits. They were released on the same day as the child poverty data and received less attention than usual. HMRC’s pre-Xmas release of tax credit take-up also attracted little attention.