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Personal organisation for effective time management

Personal organisation for effective time management Careers: in such a way that individuals can Alas, a lack! TOPICS find the resources to support them- selves and the cost of education. The Sir Kenneth Corfield, chairman and educational institutions also have to chief executive of Standard Tele- seek funds from a similar variety of phones and Cables plc, has called for sources to support what they do. a thorough reappraisal of the phil- These actions would introduce better osophy underpinning Britain's educa- market disciplines in the education tion and training system. Speaking at system, and begin to overcome the Executives in the making a conference in London, World present gulf between people's demands Communications, Tomorrow's Trade and educational supply. Eleven unemployed people- three Routes, held as the climax of Britain's women and eight men - who want contribution to World Communi- executive level work met last month cations Year, he said the education at Coombe Cliff Adult Education and training system is thoroughly BTEC/OTECH Centre in Croydon. They are the first unresponsive to industrial needs; and group to take part in the Development the State, as paymaster of the system, BTEC have been awarded an £800,000 Opportunity Programme, a new either prefers to sit on the side-lines, contract by the Manpower Services venture sponsored by the Manpower concerned that intervention might Commission to develop new ways of Services Commission and staffed by impair academic freedom, or when it teaching technicians and supervisors Career & Personal Development does intervene, cuts science and about the application of new tech- Associates, an independent pro- engineering resources at a time when nology in business. They plan to fessional team of counsellors and growth in the high technology sectors develop and test, in two regions, new trainers with diverse experience of is partly skill-constrained. A thorough open learning materials that allow business, education and the health reappraisal of the philosophy under- people to study at a place, pace and service. The Programme offers pinning Britain's education and time that suits them. MSC Chairman support, challenge, practical guidance training system is now due. David Young says: and help to adults searching for In the world into which we are This Open Tech project gives an important opportunities at executive or similar now moving, those employed will stimulus to the applications of new tech- levels. It embraces several services, have a basic framework of education nology in commercial as well as industrial all free of charge to the members. on to which skills can be grafted and settings. This productive collaboration During their first month they meet regrafted. While it is admirable to under the leadership of BTEC demon- each Friday for group discussions, offer school-leavers a year's on-the- strates the practical benefits of cooperation led by staff, in which they explore job training, because at least it takes between validating bodies, educational possible career and personal growth away some of the frustrations of organisations, and employers in meeting objectives as well as approaches to modern skill training needs. unemployment and the resulting investigating areas of opportunity The project will be based on the sense of alienation or anger, in the and to communicating in the employ- North West Regional Management longer term a profound social prob- ment market. Participation is on a Centre, based in Chorley and Slough lem is building up. If when people one day a week basis for up to four College of Higher Education. Follow- complete their training there are no months. Individual counselling with ing numerous requests to BTEC, they jobs or, worse still, if employment is staff is available and peer group work initiated the project for the develop- rapidly followed by redundancy, then is encouraged. Homework exercises ment of high quality open learning the choice of those people working are made available to stimulate and materials for its Post-experience units again are remote. The ability to be guide efforts to find a new direction — learning packages for experienced trained and retrained, a pattern which for a working future, in harmony with workers. Provision for these units has is intrinsic to careers today, in- values, goals and needs of each been growing since their introduction creasingly depends upon the length individual, as well as to research in 1982, and 58 colleges are currently and levels of initial educational relevant markets for their talents and offering them. Much of the provision attainment and access to continuous to improve their style of communi- is during the day, however, when education and training. Changes in cation. They use a word processing many adult employees cannot attend. the curriculum, and in the shape and service, and practise interviewing Coupled with this is the problem of focus of courses, could not be handled techniques with closed circuit tele- establishing adequate provision within by central Government. By the time vision. Unemployed people over 24 reasonable travelling distance of those problems are identified, it is too late years of age, who are eligible to who require it. For these reasons to react; we claim shortages in register with the Professional & BTEC were keen to propose this new industry, for example, but even when Executive Register of the Manpower project to develop open and distance we specify the exact shortages it takes Services Commission (PER), may learning, having already indicated in too long to respond. Structures there- apply to join. their policy statement Continuing fore need to be introduced into the Education for Business and Industry education system which make it more (April 1983) a willingness to play a Further details available from Career & responsive to its market, but without Personal Development Associates, 84 Alderton full and active part in such develop- Road, Croydon CRO 6HJ. damaging the pure research role of ments. the fabric. Further details of this project are available from Henry Goodman, BTEC, 168-173 High Two prior conditions were necessary: Holborn, London WC1V 7AG. Editor's note: This is the first press release we first the steady integration of the Further details about the Open Tech Pro- have received from this organisation. They education and training system, and gramme are available from Mrs. Sue may care to observe in future the accepted secondly multi-sources of funding for practice in the trade of issuing releases typed Thompson, Open Tech Unit, MSC, Moorfoot, on one side of the paper only. Sheffield SI 4PQ. education and training, established 56 Education & Training. February 1984 © Emerald Backfiles 2007 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Education + Training Emerald Publishing

Personal organisation for effective time management

Education + Training , Volume 26 (2): 4 – Feb 1, 1984

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Careers: in such a way that individuals can Alas, a lack! TOPICS find the resources to support them- selves and the cost of education. The Sir Kenneth Corfield, chairman and educational institutions also have to chief executive of Standard Tele- seek funds from a similar variety of phones and Cables plc, has called for sources to support what they do. a thorough reappraisal of the phil- These actions would introduce better osophy underpinning Britain's educa- market disciplines in the education tion and training system. Speaking at system, and begin to overcome the Executives in the making a conference in London, World present gulf between people's demands Communications, Tomorrow's Trade and educational supply. Eleven unemployed people- three Routes, held as the climax of Britain's women and eight men - who want contribution to World Communi- executive level work met last month cations Year, he said the education at Coombe Cliff Adult Education and training system is thoroughly BTEC/OTECH Centre in Croydon. They are the first unresponsive to industrial needs; and group to take part in the Development the State, as paymaster of the system, BTEC have been awarded an £800,000 Opportunity Programme, a new either prefers to sit on the side-lines, contract by the Manpower Services venture sponsored by the Manpower concerned that intervention might Commission to develop new ways of Services Commission and staffed by impair academic freedom, or when it teaching technicians and supervisors Career & Personal Development does intervene, cuts science and about the application of new tech- Associates, an independent pro- engineering resources at a time when nology in business. They plan to fessional team of counsellors and growth in the high technology sectors develop and test, in two regions, new trainers with diverse experience of is partly skill-constrained. A thorough open learning materials that allow business, education and the health reappraisal of the philosophy under- people to study at a place, pace and service. The Programme offers pinning Britain's education and time that suits them. MSC Chairman support, challenge, practical guidance training system is now due. David Young says: and help to adults searching for In the world into which we are This Open Tech project gives an important opportunities at executive or similar now moving, those employed will stimulus to the applications of new tech- levels. It embraces several services, have a basic framework of education nology in commercial as well as industrial all free of charge to the members. on to which skills can be grafted and settings. This productive collaboration During their first month they meet regrafted. While it is admirable to under the leadership of BTEC demon- each Friday for group discussions, offer school-leavers a year's on-the- strates the practical benefits of cooperation led by staff, in which they explore job training, because at least it takes between validating bodies, educational possible career and personal growth away some of the frustrations of organisations, and employers in meeting objectives as well as approaches to modern skill training needs. unemployment and the resulting investigating areas of opportunity The project will be based on the sense of alienation or anger, in the and to communicating in the employ- North West Regional Management longer term a profound social prob- ment market. Participation is on a Centre, based in Chorley and Slough lem is building up. If when people one day a week basis for up to four College of Higher Education. Follow- complete their training there are no months. Individual counselling with ing numerous requests to BTEC, they jobs or, worse still, if employment is staff is available and peer group work initiated the project for the develop- rapidly followed by redundancy, then is encouraged. Homework exercises ment of high quality open learning the choice of those people working are made available to stimulate and materials for its Post-experience units again are remote. The ability to be guide efforts to find a new direction — learning packages for experienced trained and retrained, a pattern which for a working future, in harmony with workers. Provision for these units has is intrinsic to careers today, in- values, goals and needs of each been growing since their introduction creasingly depends upon the length individual, as well as to research in 1982, and 58 colleges are currently and levels of initial educational relevant markets for their talents and offering them. Much of the provision attainment and access to continuous to improve their style of communi- is during the day, however, when education and training. Changes in cation. They use a word processing many adult employees cannot attend. the curriculum, and in the shape and service, and practise interviewing Coupled with this is the problem of focus of courses, could not be handled techniques with closed circuit tele- establishing adequate provision within by central Government. By the time vision. Unemployed people over 24 reasonable travelling distance of those problems are identified, it is too late years of age, who are eligible to who require it. For these reasons to react; we claim shortages in register with the Professional & BTEC were keen to propose this new industry, for example, but even when Executive Register of the Manpower project to develop open and distance we specify the exact shortages it takes Services Commission (PER), may learning, having already indicated in too long to respond. Structures there- apply to join. their policy statement Continuing fore need to be introduced into the Education for Business and Industry education system which make it more (April 1983) a willingness to play a Further details available from Career & responsive to its market, but without Personal Development Associates, 84 Alderton full and active part in such develop- Road, Croydon CRO 6HJ. damaging the pure research role of ments. the fabric. Further details of this project are available from Henry Goodman, BTEC, 168-173 High Two prior conditions were necessary: Holborn, London WC1V 7AG. Editor's note: This is the first press release we first the steady integration of the Further details about the Open Tech Pro- have received from this organisation. They education and training system, and gramme are available from Mrs. Sue may care to observe in future the accepted secondly multi-sources of funding for practice in the trade of issuing releases typed Thompson, Open Tech Unit, MSC, Moorfoot, on one side of the paper only. Sheffield SI 4PQ. education and training, established 56 Education & Training. February 1984 © Emerald Backfiles 2007

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