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Information Technology (Training And Jobs)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Paymaster General what plans he currently has for the development of training schemes and job creation measures specifically related to information technology.

The Government intend to continue their programme of pump-priming support for training which aims to meet skill needs of the labour market. Priority is given to new technology skills including information technology and to computer-based learning techniques. These include the open tech programme, priority skills training and local training grants to employers. We are continuing to provide access to information technology training through skillcentre new technology access centres, information technology centres and the access to information technology scheme.