embargo: no embargo
Responding to the CBI's press release on regulatory approaches to training, unionlearn policy officer Richard Blakeley said:
'The CBI's intervention is very welcome. There is a very important debate to be had about maximising employer investment in training. Whilst we may not agree with all of the CBI's recommendations, I think there is plenty of room for debate and consensus. We would welcome discussion on the most effective way to introduce occupational standards and licences to practice. Unionlearn is actively working towards co-investment schemes in training. It must be remembered that ten million workers miss out on training and lower qualified workers are four times less likely to receive training.'
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Unionlearn is holding a conference on December 1, 2011 on the subject of regulation of training, considering union experience and views on licence to practice, sectoral levies and tax relief for training
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Issued: 17 August, 2011