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    A long journey to a cul-de-sac: a reflection on UK skills policy

    Sloman, Martyn (2014) A long journey to a cul-de-sac: a reflection on UK skills policy. Human Resource Development International 17 (2), pp. 222-230. ISSN 1367-8868.

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    Skills and training policy will be a significant issue at the next UK general election in 2015 and youth unemployment is likely to be especially prominent. However, there has been a consistent failure to address the underlying problem and to consider its causes. Instead an increase in the number of apprenticeships, now increasingly loosely defined, has been seized upon as a solution by all sides in the debate. As a result another policy failure is likely. The article concludes with an alternative proposal, based on a change in the Companies Act.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): skills policy, apprenticeships, youth unemployment, NEETs, companies act
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 12:44
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 12:00


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