Practical prizes of pound;30,000

21st April 2006 at 01:00
More than seven out of 10 adults feel that education puts too much emphasis on academic learning, a survey said this week. The study of more than 8,300 people for Edge, a charity promoting practical learning, drew a damning portrait of school-leavers unprepared for the world of work. More than 60 per cent of youngsters said practical achievements should be recognised by formal qualifications.

Edge is offering awards worth pound;30,000 for employers who offer opportunities for training and work-related learning for 14 to 25-year-olds. For details see; telephone 0800 980 3343 or email:

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