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Unemployment and Education

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 December 2010 by Steve

“The CSO’s Quarterly National Household Survey can be used to give an insight into the employment performance of the population when divided by educational attainment. This graph uses the most recent QNHS release which gave data up to Q3 2010 …” (more)

[Seamus Coffey, Economic Incentives, 21 December]

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Free university courses for unemployed proposed

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 25 March 2009 by Steve

UK“The unemployed and those on short-term contracts should be allowed to take part-time university courses for free, vice-chancellors urged ministers today. Jobseeker’s allowance claimants and those forced to cut their hours because of the recession face upfront tuition fees of several hundred pounds a year if they decide to study for higher education qualifications part-time. Million+, the group representing post-92 universities, is arguing that claimants and short-time workers should have their fees waived. This would cost the government £400m but it estimated that savings on benefits and the extra taxes paid by more skilled employees could produce revenues of £523m …” (more)

[Anthea Lipsett, Guardian, 24 March]

Up to 70,000 graduates on dole by end of year

Posted in Life with tags on 10 February 2009 by Steve

“Up to 70,000 professionals with third level qualifications will be out of a job by the end of the year, new figures predict. The crisis will hit surveyors, teachers, architects, lawyers, arts, health professionals, media, business and other graduates. The shock prediction is revealed in an action plan to tackle unemployment which has been drawn up by FAS, the training and employment authority. The plan comes days after Taoiseach Brian Cowen warned that the jobless total could reach 400,000 by December. Labour market experts say one in five will be graduates …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 10 February]

Colleges may put on courses for the unemployed

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 31 January 2009 by Steve

“In a new government action plan, third-level colleges will be asked to provide places and a broad range of courses for the growing number of unemployed, Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe said yesterday. A Cabinet subcommittee will report shortly to Taoiseach Brian Cowen on how the universities and particularly the 14 institutes of technology could play a role in retraining and upskilling …” (more)

[Séan Flynn, Irish Times, 31 January]