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Vince Cable heaps praise on Burnley College

BURNLEY College has been praised by Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable for making a ‘significant contribution’ to skills development.

The MP was addressing the Association of Colleges a year after the Government launched its Skills Strategy.

He said his ‘conviction has only grown over the past year as a result of talking to students on foundation degrees at Burnley College’.

“These colleges have a strong grasp of regional business needs and the flexibility to meet them,” he said.

“They are attuned to local employers – including smaller firms – and, as a college principal said to me the other day, they are adept at offering courses that fit with the rhythm and patterns of people’s lives: around family, work and other responsibilities.”

Mr Cable visited Burnley College in June as part of UK Manufacturing Dialogue North West Summit – a drive to promote manufacturing in the North West.

Burnley has double the North West average employed in ‘skilled trades’ and almost double the average employed specifically in aerospace.

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7:46am Mon 21 Nov 11

shytalk says...

Burnley college are doing a fantastic job training engineers etc for check out jobs and shelf fillers at the supermarkets.
Burnley college are doing a fantastic job training engineers etc for check out jobs and shelf fillers at the supermarkets. shytalk
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7:37am Tue 22 Nov 11

RAyzer says...

rapid recruitment in Burnley...employing illegal migrants and one of there employers employing women only HOW CAN THEY GET AWAY WITH THIS??
rapid recruitment in Burnley...employing illegal migrants and one of there employers employing women only HOW CAN THEY GET AWAY WITH THIS?? RAyzer
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