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One of the consequences of early school leaving can be that young people leave school without functional literacy. In this blog post David Mallows examines what that means and why it is significant.
25 July 2017
by David Mallows

The report by the Social Mobility Commission examined UK Social Mobility Policies over the past 20 years and their effect on different life stages: early years, schools, young people and working life. Particularly the Working Life chapter contains analysis and comments about participation in adult learning and its effects on social mobility.

This report finds that:

This joint OECD-ILO publication provides guidance on how local and regional governments can foster business-education partnerships in apprenticeship programmes and other types of work-based learning, drawing on case studies across nine countries. There has been increasing interest in apprenticeships which combine on the job training with classroom-based study, providing a smooth transition from school to work. There are benefits to both individuals and employers from participating in apprenticeships, including increased productivity and job quality.

Organisational Aspects

For the purpose of vocational training and professional development, educators, expert associates and directors of preschool institutions are subject to mandatory training, retraining and evaluation. They are organized by the respective ministry or pedagogical institutions.

Incentives for Participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Activities