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North-West England

Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the various training and retraining schemes now in operation and the number if people on them in (a) the North-West, (b) Merseyside, (c) Kirkby and (d) Ormskirk.

Following is the information available, which has been supplied

Of which
North-West area(i) Merseyside(ii) Kirkby
ENGINEERING PRODUCTION
Horizontal boring setting operatingX
Capstan setting operatingX
Centre lathe turningX
Milling setting operatingX
Precision grindingX
Sheet metal workingX
Welding—electricXX
Plate and structural steelworkX
Welding—electric arc—pipeXX
Refrigeration and air conditioning
ENGINEERING SERVICES
DraughtsmanshipX
Fitting—general maintenanceX
Fitting—jig and toolX
Detail fitting and machiningX
Instrument maintenanceX
ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS
Electrical installation and maintenanceX
Electronic wiring circuit testingX
Fitting (electrical)X
Radio and TV servicingX
TV field servicing
PLANT AND AUTOMATIVE TRADES
Contractors plant repair and maintenanceX
Heavy vehicle repair and maintenanceXX
Motor vehicle body buildingX
Motor vehicle repair and maintenanceXX
Motor vehicle body repair/spray paintingX
Motor vehicle body repair
Motor vehicle spray painting
CONSTRUCTION TRADES
BricklayingX
CarpentryXX
Heating and ventilating fittingX
PlasteringX
Painting and decoratingX
PlumbingX
Street masonry and pavingX
Woodcutting machiningX
MISCELLANEOUS TRADES
Furniture cabinet makingX
Hairdressing (mens)X
StorekeepingX
Miscellaneous engineeringX
Sewing machine mechanicX
Industrial electronicsX
Wider opportunitiesX
Occupational selectionX
Commercial cookeryX
Typewriter repair and maintenanceX

by the Manpower Services Commission. The list below details the individual courses currently running under the Training Opportunities Scheme (TOPS) at skill-centres in the Training Services Agency's North-West regional area. Those courses in the list currently running at skill-centres in the Merseyside and Kirkby areas respectively have been separately identified.

A similar list of courses currently running outside skillcentres is not obtainable other than at disproportionate cost.

The following table shows the numbers of trainees in training, broken down by type of training institution, for the North West and Merseyside areas respectively, at the end of February 1977, the latest date for which information is available.

Skillcentres

North-West1,734
Merseyside712

Colleges of Further Education

North-West5,651
Merseyside1,528

Employers' Establishment

North-West735
Merseyside343

Total

North-West8,120
Merseyside2,583

The courses currently running in Kirkby and the numbers of trainees currently on them are shown below:

Course

Trainees in training

(1) Skillcentre:
Carpentry14
Welding44
Heavy vehicle repair23
Motor vehicle repair22
Total103
(2) Non-skillcentre:
Typewriting and office practice10
Engineering induction10
Preparatory courses15
Shorthand and typing18
Shorthand and typing (refresher)18
Medical receptionist20
Clerk/audio typing14
Total105

There are no regular training facilities currently in use in the Ormskirk area.