Industry "leaders" speak with forked tongue on ICT Skills

The supposed attack by the CBI on the new vocational diplomas is at variance to feedback from employers on the new ICT Vocational Diploma, said to be much more rigorous, relevant and, perhaps more important, intellectually interesting and challenging, than the current A levels it could replace – if it proves successfull in practice.  

Please visit the E-Skills UK Website and look up the IT Diploma for youself.

While you are there, do remember to download their consultation document and respond by the end of the month.  

This is your opportunity to help avert the disaster we all face with the down-turn of bright, well-prepared youngsters embarking on ICT careers at the same time as the skills of the existing workforce are being allowed to atrophy, with the increasing difficulty of funding refresher or conversion training our of after tax earnings.