Tag: skills

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Faster

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Faster

By Stephanie Vozza for Fast Company Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to advance their careers, according to a March 2016 study by Pew Research Center. […]

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Lord Sainsbury: ‘There’s been too much focus on apprenticeships’

Lord Sainsbury: ‘There’s been too much focus on apprenticeships’

by Stephen Exley for TES Lord Sainsbury, the architect of the Post-16 Skills Plan, talks to TES about qualifications, awarding bodies – and the importance of colleges as well as apprenticeships. The Post-16 Skills Plan, published in July, set out what the government described as the “most significant transformation of post-16 education […]

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5 Benefits of getting work experience

5 Benefits of getting work experience

It is a well-known fact that people learn more when they put into practise what the knowledge they acquire by going to university or reading. At Empowering Futures we believe that work experience can really transform the lives of university and college students if it is based on a well-rounded […]

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