Strategy under consideration to boost employment

This Is Wiltshire: The council cabinet will debate employment strategy this evening The council cabinet will debate employment strategy this evening

A NEW skills and employment strategy is being debated by council bosses tonight to boost the area’s workforce.

It is hoped the plan will continue to improve the town’s developing economy.

A council report reveals nearly 20,000 new jobs have been created over the past few years and skills levels among residents has improved year on year and is now above the national average.

Swindon’s ambition is to be a place of economic opportunity, being among the UK’s pacesetters in creating new jobs, by 2026.

The strategy will agree an action plan prioritising activities and management for the Skills and Employment Board which was set up in April.

Swindon Council’s cabinet will be debating the strategy at the Civic Offices, Euclid Street, at 6pm.

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11:27am Wed 11 Dec 13

A.Baron-Cohen says...

From what I have heard, in a few Swindon schools, the kids' behaviour is so bad that most of the teacher's time is spent on discipline rather than teaching.
Teachers often say about their day that it is more like nursery than teaching.
With that in mind, how exactly do we expect Swindon to generate the adequate skills and workforce attitude to attract and satisfy business demand? How?!?
Instead of spending and wasting time on futile public debate. This council should focus all its attention of getting the basics right at school.
From what I have heard, in a few Swindon schools, the kids' behaviour is so bad that most of the teacher's time is spent on discipline rather than teaching. Teachers often say about their day that it is more like nursery than teaching. With that in mind, how exactly do we expect Swindon to generate the adequate skills and workforce attitude to attract and satisfy business demand? How?!? Instead of spending and wasting time on futile public debate. This council should focus all its attention of getting the basics right at school. A.Baron-Cohen

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