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Training Schemes

Volume 129: debated on Tuesday 15 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the training schemes currently available in the Province and the total number of those engaged in them in the age groups 18 to 25 years, 25 to 40 years and 40 to 65 years.

[holding answer 8 March 1988]: The available information is as follows:

Scheme18 to 24 years25 to 39 years40 to 65 years
Training Centres432250124
Attachment Training47613537
Skill Training Scheme850
Sandwich Course Grant Scheme155
Job Training Programme (pilot)12214
Junior Management Development Scheme4313
Industrial Scholarship Scheme65
European Export Marketing Programme63
USA Export Marketing Programme41
Graduate Attachment Programme30
New Enterprise Programme111
Management Extension Programme45
Training Employers Premises Scheme1,9931,7881
Manpower Training Scheme (pilot)2
1 The figures given represent the number of employees for whom claims have been made in the current financial year to January 1988.

It is not possible to state how many are currently on the scheme. Information is available only in two categories, those aged under 25 years and 25 years and over. A further breakdown of the latter category could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

2 This is a discretionary scheme negotiated with individual companies. There are currently 14 companies benefiting from the scheme. Information in the form requested regarding employee participation is not presently available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.