Reporter 403, 2 June 1997

Lifelong learning

Everyone in work or aspiring to work would benefit from lifelong learning, according to a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research. University for industry: creating a national learning network was published after 18 months’ consultative work with business and education. It argues the rationale for a university for industry should be to ensure ongoing improvement of the capabilities of all those in work or aspiring to work. The importance of ‘lifelong learning’ is widely recognised. There are three main challenges for such a university: tapping the talents of as many of the population as possible, inspiring greater national demand for learning, and modernising the supply of learning.

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