Skills find favour

2nd January 1998 at 00:00
Nine out of 10 Fife Skillseekers would recommend their experience to others, a survey commissioned by Fast-Trac, part of Fife Enterprise, has found. Most rated on-the-job training good or very good and valued their off-the-job training at college or with a training provider. The majority want to continue with their current employer.

The survey interviewed a fifth of Fife's 3,540 Skillseekers. Some 1,300 employers are involved. Just under 500 are modern apprentices. They learn core skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification to help them become supervisors, technicians and managers.

Fast-Trac is also encouraging 16 and 17-year-olds to go into further education and has helped double numbers in the past two years. The scheme aims to integrate education and vocational training.

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