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Chris Humphries advises Small Businesses on Skills Training

Skills Czar Advises on Training

Small Business News – 13th January 2009 A former Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce has warned the Government against using training initiatives as a method of massaging unemployment figures. Citing both Labour and Tory mistakes made during recessions in both the 1970s and 1990s respectively, Chris Humphries, CEO of the UK Commission for Employment & Skills (UKCES) advises that training needs to be far more objective than it has been in the past, urging that "we must not make the same mistake again". By ensuring that skills training is geared toward longer-term improvements, Chris Humphries advises that training for skills that are both correct & relevant is the best approach for dealing with a recession and for emerging at the end of an economic do... »