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Training Opportunities Scheme

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what expansion of training places for adult workers by the Manpower Services Commission is envisaged in 1982–83.

Some 69,071 people are expected to start training courses in 1982–83 under the training opportunities scheme compared with 71,517 in 1981–82. Within this total programme, it is planned that training in business, science and technology, and electrical and electronic engineering together with updating training for craftsmen and work preparation will be expanded.The Manpower Services Commission is currently considering its future strategy on adult training, taking into account current and anticipated job opportunities for those who have completed training courses and the intention expressed in the recent White Paper "A New Training Initiative: A Programme for Action" (Cmnd. 8455) that resources under the scheme should increasingly be directed towards encouraging the necessary provision in industry.