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Open Tech

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if his Department has any plans for participating in pilot schemes for the Open Tech.

The Department actively supports and co-operates in the development of the Open Tech programme but will not participate directly in the projects. The Open Tech programme is intended to work through the existing education and training systems and the primary responsibility for devising and running projects will rest with their originators, which could include consortia of colleges, employers, local authorities, training associations and the relevant examination and validating bodies, with co-ordination provided by the Open Tech unit in the Manpower Services Commission.