Canada hopes its new global skills strategy will attract highly specialized professionals from India and elsewhere who will contribute to the growth of Canadian companies, according to a senior Canadian minister. Canada has launched the Global Skills Strategy aimed at facilitating faster access to top global talent for the firms committed to bring new skills
UK : More than 70 technical skills that newly qualified nurses should be competent in, including nasogastric tube insertion, injection of intravenous drugs, and urinary catheterisation, have been laid out in draft education plans being developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The list of skills in the new set of pre-registration education standards also
Washington D.C. : U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Todd Young (R-IN), co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced bipartisan legislation to raise the quality of CTE programs at schools in Wisconsin and across the country. The Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Act amends the Carl D.
Canada : As part of the Government of Canada’s plan to strengthen the middle class and help those working hard to join it, Sault Ste. Marie youth are developing job skills and gaining hands-on work experience thanks to a new project supported with funding provided by the Government of Canada. Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament
Australia : Industry groups want the federal government to stump up cash to rescue the apprenticeship system from the brink of crisis. The number of apprentices and trainees in Australia almost halved between June 2012 and June 2016, the Business Council of Australia, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Industry Group said.
Scotland : More than £10m is to go to training people in heritage skills from dry stone walling to rigging and repairing traditional wooden sailing ships. The funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund is supporting projects across the UK that will train a “new and more diverse generation of heritage workers” in areas from traditional
Dubai : A new agreement between the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of Dubai and ServiceIQ Industry Training Organisation (ITO) is a game-changer for the recognition of qualifications between the two countries. This means students or trainees who start their on-job or provider-led training in New Zealand or the UAE, will have a seamless
Jakarta (Indonesia) : Indonesia and Switzerland signed a letter of intent (LoI) for cooperation to strengthen Indonesia’s vocational education system in the manufacturing sector. The cooperation will come under a dual education-and-training system. Switzerland Ambassador to Indonesia Yvonne Baumann said the dual system would allow students to combine learning processes at school and in the
Thailand : Sak Segkhoontod, president of the Electronic Government Agency (EGA), has signed a memorandum of understanding on digital-government skill development with two strategic partners, the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) and the Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI). The goal is to stimulate greater development of digital knowledge among government authorities and public
East Anglia : The region’s largest independent retailer, the East of England Co-op, has announced it is launching an apprenticeship scheme across East Anglia to help develop and retain local talent. The move follows a successful pilot scheme where 18 apprentices have been taken on over the past year. Apprenticeships are being reformed with the