Thursday, 18 September 2008

Continuous Improvement?

The UK government is - once again - looking at the future of vocational qualifications. It has taken a decade for industry to 'warm to' the concept of national vocational qualifications (NVQs) but the market (the number of students taking NVQs and being funded by their employers to do so)has been rising steadily.

Just as the market gets used to - and seems to appreciate - the current system, the government steps in with a new initiative.

Now government clearly has a role in reviewing and developing the training infrastructure - and this is a key part of the productivity infrastructure - but sometimes 'continuous improvement' looks more like 'continuous meddling'.

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