TECs fear Budget mauling

November 22, 1996

TRAINING and Enterprise Councils are reporting improved enrolment and success-rate figures, but fear that their funding will be slashed in next week's Budget.

Enrolments for NVQ-based youth training programmes have risen by 7 per cent since last year, standing at over 251,000 in April 1996, according to the TEC national council. "And TECs are reporting that enrolments during 1996/97 are up to 20 per cent ahead on planned figures," it said.

In a letter to Education Secretary Gillian Shephard, TEC national council chairman Garry Johnson appealed to the Government to "ensure that the growth in numbers of young people choosing the work-based route is matched by appropriate funds".

Meanwhile, at this week's launch of the first National Education Business Activity Week, Mrs Shephard applauded the "tremendous enthusiasm, commitment and skill demonstrated" by TECs.

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments