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The new workplace agenda: Getting it right for the workforce Career Guidance Week - 28 June 2007. Presentation by Liz Smith, Director, unionlearn. The UK Skills Challenge. World class workforce by 2020. 70% in workforce now. Too many people with low skills. 20% ‘vulnerable’ workers.

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The new workplace agenda getting it right for the workforce career guidance week 28 june 2007

The new workplace agenda: Getting it right for the workforceCareer Guidance Week - 28 June 2007

Presentation by Liz Smith, Director, unionlearn


The uk skills challenge

The UK Skills Challenge

  • World class workforce by 2020.

  • 70% in workforce now.

  • Too many people with low skills.

  • 20% ‘vulnerable’ workers.

  • Big equality challenges.

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A system for employers

A system for employers

  • CES and SSCs.

  • Demand-led system (FE).

  • Public funds targeted on market failure.

  • Train to Gain and the Skills Pledge.

  • Level 3 and women’s sector pilots.

  • HE and links to labour market.

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A system for employees

A system for employees

  • Skills for Work

  • L2 (+3 for under 25s) entitlement.

  • Learner accounts.

  • Adult Careers Service.

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A role for the union

A role for the union

  • 18,000 ULRs

    • Info and advice

    • Support

    • Work with employees

    • Work with producers and others

  • 150,000 learners (ULF)

    • SF1

    • L2 VQs

    • CPD

  • Learning Agreements

    • Facilities

    • Time

    • Resources

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Helping ulrs to do their job with unionlearn support

Helping ULRs to do their job with unionlearn support

  • IAG network strategy.

  • ULR advice line (learndirect).

  • Climbing frame.

  • Quality award [programmes].

  • Networks for reps on strategic bodies.

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The new workplace agenda getting it right for the workforce career guidance week 28 june 2007

Nextsteps

Learndirect

Staff Development

Staff Development

SSCs

Other Partners

Employer Training

& Train to Gain

Helpline for ULRs

Promoting Best Practice

ULR

Union Member

Information Expertise

Nextsteps

Other providers

IAG

Unionlearn Website

Network Development

Other union services

Regional

National

Union Learning Programme

Quality Assurance

Unionlearn


The new workplace agenda getting it right for the workforce career guidance week 28 june 2007

Training

Development

Support

Mentoring supporting

Listening coaching

Encouraging

motivating

Training

Learning opportunities

Resources

Able to make decisions

Confident motivated

Able to take action

Life long learner

Promoting equality

Questioning

Clarifying

Databases

Can move self on

Understands the language

Union learner

Quality

Personal development

Can cope with change

Reviewing progress

Well-informed

about opportunities

Well-informed about self

Identifying needs

Knows where to get support

Can manage own learning

Having a career

Contacts

Standards

Progression at work

Networking

Signposting

Addressing barriers

Planning

Learning

Providing

information

Case studies

IAG and other services for adults

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The quality award will help unions to

The Quality Award will help unions to:

  • Recognise best practice.

  • Ensure provision meets a good standard for working with unions and union learners.

  • Identify union-friendly provision.

  • Increase leverage and influence from a collective approach.

  • Collect data about union learners.

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The quality award will help providers to

The Quality Award will help providers to:

  • Demonstrate that they provide good quality learning opportunities for unions and union learners.

  • Develop their provision for union learners.

  • Attract more unions and union learners to their provision.

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The new workplace agenda getting it right for the workforce career guidance week 28 june 2007

Stage Two:

Development

Complete Action Plan and

gather evidence

unionlearn

Quality Award

Make application

Stage One:

Commitment

Stage Three:

Assessment

Evidence meets good

Practice criteria

Stage Four:

Accreditation

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