Newcastle Central Station will certainly be living up to its name of The Education Station today (14th September) when more than 40 staff will be presented with certificates for their achievements in literacy, numeracy and IT by the Managing Director of East Coast Trains, Karen Boswell. Mick Whelan, Aslef General Secretary and Northern TUC Regional Secretary, Kevin Rowan will also be lending their support and attending the event.
Unionlearn SERTUC would like to invite unions to nominate individual learners for the unionlearn SERTUC Learner of the Year Award.
Following the announcement of the first round of Employer Ownership Pilot (EOP) projects, unionlearn has welcomed union involvement in a number of the projects. Unionlearn believes that a Â“social partnershipÂ” between employers, unions and other stakeholders is vital if the pilots are to deliver high quality training that meets the needs of employers and employees alike.
Janette Dunbar, a Unite member working at Diageo in Kilmarnock has received the prestigious TUC Learning Rep of the Year Award. She was presented with the award by outgoing General Secretary of the TUC Brendan Barber and Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls at Congress today.
A fringe event on encouraging quality apprenticeships was hosted by unionlearn Â– the learning and skills arm of the TUC at congress today.
South Tyneside Homes are further cementing their excellent reputation for investing in the future as they receive the unionlearn Quality Award for the Delivery and Coordination of the Apprenticeship Programme prior to their Board meeting on Tuesday 11th September.
Unionlearn welcomes the publication of making apprenticeships more accessible to small and medium-sized enterprises a Department for Business sponsored review by Jason Holt.
I would like to invite you to the next meeting of the Education, Learning and Skills Forum, which takes place on Thursday 27th September 2012 at the Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT.
The seventh annual regional conference is for those interested in workplace learning and examines ways in which trade unions are helping members improve their skills and development.
This briefing is aimed at trade union reps and officers who negotiate with employers to help them bargain on learning and skills. It is important to integrate the issues mentioned in this briefing alongside other learning and skills and general bargaining topics.