Government gives cash for university technical college in west Cumbria
Last updated at 12:27, Tuesday, 29 May 2012
West Cumbria is to get one of the Government’s new ‘university technical colleges’.
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As a person on the wrong side of Fifty I would not mind being allowed access to the funding to re-skill myself. All the funding is directed to the youngsters without considering other older age groups who would be most likely to stay with companies that employ them.
Britains energy coast..and the jobs are where ? who is benefiting ? the 10 million would have been better spent on the existing schools..some crumbling away through lack of funds..and when our youngsters are armed with all the new knowledge they will be able to take the skills out of the county and the country no doubt..as there arnt the jobs in west cumbria to keep them here..I agree Neil another thinly veiled bribe..
Another Government initiative to break up the locally accountable education system. How will this affect local schools in Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport and Cockermouth.
There are only so many children in the area so - if the UTC takes 500 of them there will be serious impact on other schools.
Why not invest this money in all the schools so that they can all benefit from being on the energy coast?