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Training Opportunities Scheme

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the number of vacancies for instructors in the training

November 1977May 1978October 1978
Yorkshire and Humberside171919
North West181011
South West8710
South East132940
Total number of vacancies134171186
November 1977May 1978October 1978
Carpentry and Joinery565
Capstan setting operating8713
Centre lathe turning245
Milling setting operating337
Sheet metal working256
Plate and structural steel work875
Toolmaking fitting and machining245
Welding, electric arc121622
Miscellaneous engineering81214
Electrical installation and maintenance335
Industrial electronics111417
Instrument maintenance445
Radio, television and electronic servicing5510
Contractors plant, repair and maintenance775
Heavy vehicle, repair and maintenance798
Motor vehicle, repair and maintenance51212
Others (total of 45 courses)425037
* Trades in which there were 5 or more vacancies at one of the dates given.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people underwent training opportunities scheme courses in foreign languages in the past year; and what was the breakdown of this figure between languages.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that in the period October 1977 to September 1978, 211 people completed courses opportunities scheme in November 1977, May 1978 and for the most recent convenient date; and if he will provide breakdowns for these vacancy figures based on (a) regions and (b) courses to which these instructors would have been assigned.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the numbers of actual vacancies for class instructors in skillcentres on 30th November 1977, 31st May 1978 and 31st October 1978 were 134, 171 and 186 respectively.Breakdown by region of these figures is:which included some training in foreign languages. The breakdown is as follows:

French and German36
French and Spanish16
German and Spanish2
Spanish and Italian2
French and Italian1