TUC/unionlearn success with higher level skills initiative

A trade union-led initiative to improve higher level skills in the North East has exceeded its targets of getting adults on to foundation degree courses or their equivalent.

As a region, the North East needs to strengthen its economy to align itself with other parts of the UK and driving up higher level skills is recognised as an important part of achieving that goal. The Higher Level Skills Project, which was started in October 2007 by unionlearn with the Northern TUC, is the first time the trade unions in the region have engaged potential learners in the workplace with higher level skills opportunities.