Accession Number : ADA336870

Title :   Occupational Training for Young People in the United Kingdom.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA336870

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : As has the United States and other countries, the United Kingdom (U.K.) has been concerned about youth unemployment, skill shortages, and national competitiveness in international markets. Further, low skill levels among youth are believed to be slowing the adoption of more effective kinds of work organizations. Since the mid-i 970's, the British government has introduced a number of programs for young people, many of which are designed to help ease the transition from school to work, some of which involve youth in work-based learning. This background paper discusses three types of initiatives, comprising eight major programs introduced in the U.K. over the last 30 years: 1. Implementation of youth training programs (Youth Opportunities Program, New Training Initiative, Youth Training Scheme, Youth Training Program, Youth Credits, Modem Apprenticeships); 2. Efforts to increase the vocational content of what is taught in the classroom (the Technical and Vocational Education Initiative); and 3. Establishment of a national system of vocational qualifications (National Vocational Qualifications) to simplify the jungle' of vocational qualifications that had existed in Britain for over a century.

Descriptors :   *SKILLS, *JOB TRAINING, *QUALIFICATIONS, *YOUTH, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, MARKET RESEARCH, EMPLOYMENT, SOCIETIES, LOW LEVEL, BACKGROUND, UNEMPLOYMENT, UNITED KINGDOM.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE