‘Train to Gain’ – lots of opportunities, – and plenty of hoops and catches


Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

In the best traditions of second or third term government our great leaders have taken the lessons painstakingly learned from years of formative policy At a time when there is a severe tightening of the public purse a huge amount of money is to be hurled at people for training in the hope that some of it sticks. It is called Train to Gain (T2G). Some areas of the country will already be familiar with this. These are the pilot areas where it actually operated from April – Berkshire, Birmingham and Solihull, Black Country, Cambridgeshire, County Durham, Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, Essex, Greater Manchester, Kent and Medway, Lancashire, Leicestershire, London East,Northumberland, Shropshire, South Yorkshire, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, West Yorkshire and Wiltshire and Swindon. In the rest of the country it was scheduled to go live in August. Given the way government departments run (always a contradiction) add at least three months on to these dates before you can expect to see any actual activity. So what





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