How learning improves workforce skills and qualifications : lessons fromTyne and Wear
This research study will examined three learning approaches which the UK government uses to improve the workforce skills and qualifications in North East region of England. These learning approaches are Life-Long learning (Basic Skills), E-learning (Leardirect) and Work-Based Learning. This study is focused on the education and training policy in England that serve the improvement of workforce skills and qualifications at national, regional and local level in England. It will examined the lessons which can be learned in Tyne and Wear as a model of best practices of policies in England, and their applicability in to adult learning in Egypt. The objectives of this research are: Firstly to examine the contribution of learning/training to achieving the objective of "building an adaptable and highly skilled workforce" in the Regional Economic Strategy (RES) 2003-2006 for the North East region in England. Secondly, to develop recommendations and ideas from the best approaches used in England to be implemented in Egypt to improve workforce skills and qualifications. This study is divided into two main parts. The first part is conducting a research which is examines how the government bodies and its partners work together to improve the workforce skills and qualifications in Tyne and Wear in the North East of England by using learning through different approaches,. The second part illustrates the situation in Egypt and suggests project ideas to be implemented based on learning lessons and case study from England. This research study involves a qualitative research methodology. Secondary source data was examined at the national, regional and local levels. Interviews were conducted with the stakeholders of organisations at the local level. The study examines the roles of a range of organisations and networks, and the mechanisms they use for understanding learning needs, the development of learning approaches, and the way these organisations reach local people, and affect their skills.