Britain's TECs can look forward for the first time in their eight-year history. Jonathan Hunt reports from their conference
"The only way many unskilled and disadvantaged people can obtain employability is through an entitlement to training. Every workplace must become a learning centre and every worker a learner" - John Monks, TUC general secretary
"Staff retention in places like Silicon Valley is now being measured in weeks. Individuals will increasingly manage their own careers, and will manage by being responsible for their own learning in workplaces that become a continual learning environment. " -Jim van Erdum, vice-president, US Alliance of Business.