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Training Board Advisers (Scotland)

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what facilities exist in Scotland for the training of specialist advisers for employment by the industrial training boards.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that various facilities exist in Scotland for the training of advisers employed by the Industrial Training Boards. Formal courses for the induction of new training advisers are available at the Chesters Management Centre, University of Strathclyde,

industry by their country of birth and a breakdown of aliens by nationality. There were a further 9,970 persons, 1ยท6 per cent. of the total in the industry, whose nationality was not stated.

Edinburgh College of Commerce, Dundee College of Commerce and the Industrial Training Service (Scotland). These courses are available not only to training advisers from ITBs but also to training officers from industry. They are of four weeks duration and are mounted as and when there is a demand.

It should be noted, however, that the majority of the ITBs in Scotland have their own internal arrangements for training their specialist advisers as this enables boards to incorporate in courses their own particular requirements. This does not preclude advisers from attending courses run by external bodies where it is thought appropriate by the ITB concerned.

The Training Services Agency is intending to review the arrangements for the training of training advisers and training officers to see whether, in the light of recent developments, these need to be modified.