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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Workers get free skills training

"All workers in England who do not have basic qualifications or skills will be offered extra training, the Chancellor has announced...

Under the scheme, called the Employer Training Programme, all employees without skills at GCSE level or equivalent will be encouraged to take up free training. They will be entitled to time off work, with the government helping employers to do this.

He said to extend the offer of free training more widely, to unskilled people out of work and on benefit, there would be an additional £10 a week learning allowance."

You can read the full story on BBC News.


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