Monthly Archives: February 2012

Skills Policy – is the best policy for government to do little?

I have just read a very interesting review on skills policy sponsored by InsightEast and written by Professor Ewart Keep from the ESRC’s Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance.A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. … Continue reading

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CatZero celebrate their success with NEETs

Yesterday evening I was at an event celebrating the end of a three year programme run by the CatZero charity helping to remove the N from NEET (young people Not in Employment, Education or Training). Hull and the Humber have … Continue reading

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The need for a NEET solution

This week, the UKs Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, pledged to deal with the “ticking time bomb” of NEETs – young people from 16 to 23 who are Not In Education, Employment or Training. He announced a £126 million scheme … Continue reading

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Let’s look at training technologies with Axon. An interview with Tom Bremer

Archomai are working with a number of companies on business analytics; performance improvement; simulation and simulator technologies – this is our drive to improve operating performance. One of the leading companies delivering training solutions in the Oil industry is ARCD … Continue reading

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Are Apprenticeships fit for purpose?

I typed the word “apprenticeship” into a web browser and it generated 20.7 million references in 0.10 seconds. I learned – This is a “work based pathway to earn and learn”; there has been a 60% increase in apprenticeships in … Continue reading

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Offshore Wind Conference on the Humber highlights skills

Earlier today, former Cabinet Minister and MP for West Hull & Hessle Alan Johnson gave an address and Rob Bell, CEO of Archomai,  was one of a panel of speakers moving the Humber offshore wind agenda from talk of IF … Continue reading

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Addressing skills gaps and building skills capacity

Archomai offers a range of consultancy and delivery services to close the skills gap in mature, emerging, frontier and devastated markets – each one with quite different needs and priorities. Archomai’s work starts with a Brief. Recently, we were asked … Continue reading

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Simulators & skills go back a long way

‘Simulator (noun): any device or system that reproduces the conditions of a situation for the purposes of research or training’ (Collins, 2005) Years ago I lived in Hong Kong and would take off and land at the legendary Kai Tak … Continue reading

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Why buy equipment and ignore the skills?

I have given talks on skills all over the world and I use a particular slide frequently. On the left, there is a photo of an 11 year old and on the right a Stradivarius violin worth over $5 million. … Continue reading

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Aakash for access to skills

Aakash is a hindi word meaning “sky or “ether”. It is a word that will become better known. Now, it is the brand name for an Android-based tablet computer produced by the British company Datawind and manufactured by the India … Continue reading

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