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Jts (Statistics)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many contracted managing agents for new job training schemes are: (a) local authorities, (b) public sector colleges, (c) non-profit making or voluntary organisations and (d) private sector commercial training agencies, what is the number of traineeships planned for each sector; and what is the number of those who have entered work placements for each sector, at the latest available date.

At 30 October 1987, there were 314 managing agents across the country, of these 41 were local authorities, 16 were public sector colleges, 55 were nonprofit making or voluntary organisations, 177 were private training agencies and 25 were from the Skills Training Agency.The number of contracted starts for each sector is as follows:

Starts
(a) local authorities26,544
(b) public sector colleges8,850
(c) non-profit-making or voluntary organisations40,295
(d) private sector commercial training agencies103,681
(e) Skills Training Agency18,500
Total197,870
No information is available on the number of training placements with employers in each sector.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of new job training scheme trainees have had identified in their personal action plan a recognised qualification; and how many are expected to achieve the qualification during the training period.

The information is not available. The new JTS provides long-term unemployed people with a mix of directed training and practical experience with employers which may lead to a qualification or a credit towards one. At the outset of their training, when personal action plans are drawn up, it is not always possible to identify the potential qualifications that long-term unemployed people may achieve.