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The Skills & Employability Review: Issue 11 | January 2014

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Happy New Year!

In this issue:
• FELTAG & EdTech In The 1920's
• FE Leaders React To Funding Cuts
• Our New Labour Market Infographic & much more
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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2013

It’s been a busy year in further education, and it looks like there will be plenty for the further education and skills sector to talk about in 2014.

Before we jump into the new year, here’s a recap of our popular blog posts from 2013. The most read topics included: Top 20 Further Education Leaders To Follow On Twitter, SFA To Pay Up To £900 Per Work Placement and The Missing Link Between Education & Employment.
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FELTAG & EdTech In The 1920’s

Every generation has its own technologies that are supposed to change education forever. Here’s some futuristic and fantastical ideas from the 20’s.

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Threat To Vocational Skills From Cuts To FE

Lynne Sedgmore, Executive Director of the 157 Group, on the implications of cuts to the adult budget for further education.

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UK Employment Rate Rises To 72.1% (Infographic)

There are now 30.15 million people employed in the UK. Our latest infographic gives a snapshot of Januarys labour market statistics.

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Labour Market Intelligence For A Responsive Curriculum

There is a clear consensus that skills are the key to economic growth, but how do we ensure that we are delivering the right skills?

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Sector Leaders Turn Up The Heat On Hancock Over Controversial Funding Cuts

Assessment of the government’s funding rate cut for 18 year olds comes under fire from FE leaders in letters to Skills Minister Matthew Hancock.

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Skills Shortage Could Cause A Lost Generation Of Unemployed Young People

A lack of work skills is contributing to a youth unemployment crisis across the EU that could create a “lost generation”.

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Adult Learning Underpins Economic Recovery

David Hughes, NIACE CEO, expresses his concerns over Government cutbacks to further education funding.

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RESOURCES: New Ofsted Handbook For The Inspection of FE and Skills

Guidance for inspectors and providers on the preparation for, and the implementation and conduct of, inspections

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