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Workpepper

What The Pepper?

Why have all these peppers been popping up on our website? We are launching work pepper – that’s why! Our DWP accredited learner management system is now available in 3 editions suitable for niche training providers to large colleges. Are you ready to add the right spice?
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SFA College & Training Organisation Survey 2013

Complete the SFA survey to help the Skills Funding Agency to evaluate their role working with colleges and training providers.
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Welcome!

In this Issue:  New education & skills infographics, skills shortages in the media sector and generating a new generation of engineers.

Meeting GWP Memebers

Thank you to the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Partnership (GWP) for inviting Director Tor Macleod to speak about learner tracking and back office systems at their recent membership meeting.

It was great to meet all the members as well as guest speakers from Learning South West, Serco, the SFA, NAS, Student Loans Company and Green Labyrinth.

Topics included ESF workplace learning, Advanced Learning Loans and improving delivery of employability provision.


INFOGRAPHIC: 18 THINGS ABOUT EDUCATION IN ENGLAND

This infographic by  eduemic  takes a closer look at education in the UK. Educations vs. unemployment, what does the public sector spend on education and how long do people stay in education?
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Skills Shortage In Marketing & Media Sector

Organisations are already concerned over the skills gap for Tech workers and the resulting “war on talent”. According to new Employment data from the Association of Professional Staffing companies there is also a growing skills gap within the marketing and media sector.
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Job Vacancies: The Highest Since 2008 - Infographic

Statistics on the UK labour market show that there are 48,000 more job vacancies than last year - the highest total since Oct – Dec 2008.
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A Business Case For Education Reform

This Infographic examines the relationship between education & businesses in the US. Some good points as to why companies should get involved with education here in the UK.
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Creating A ‘New Generation’ Of Engineers.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a new Government plan to produce 100,000 new engineering technicians by 2018.
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