The Anonymous Widower

Skills And Post-16 Education Bill

On this page of The Times, there is an outline of the bills that the government will bring forward.

The title of this post is the name of one of the proposed bills.

This is said about the proposed contents of the bill.

A right to government-funded training for all adults lacking A-levels or the equivalent. The bill will also extend the student loan system to those who want to study at local further education colleges. All adults will be entitled to four years’ worth of loans for training or education that can be taken at any point in their life.

I know one person, who will be overjoyed, if he is still alive; John Eardley, who was my Personnel Officer at ICI Runcorn around 1970.

I can remember a story he told.

After a meeting with several union representatives, one of them asked if he could have a personal chat with John. The guy was a foreman in their vehicle maintenance department for ICI’s specialist chemical transport.

He told John how his last daughter had got married at the weekend and he perhaps needed to do something more challenging.

John found him an interesting position. He became a volunteer for Voluntary Services Overseas.

His job was part of a small team, who went to Zambia to sort out the elderly buses in Lusaka.

John was an excellent Personnel Officer and his guidance on personnel matters certainly stuck with this twenty year-old graduate, as I then was.

The Skills And Post-16 Education Bill appears to be what John really needed in the 1970s for the many employees he developed.

I can certainly see members of my own family, who would have been empowered by such a Bill since the Second World War! These include my father, mother and sister for a start.

It should be noted, that I am the first of my family to go to University.

Conclusion

I am totally in favour of this proposed Bill.

 

 

May 11, 2021 - Posted by | World | , , , ,

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