for older workers
approaches to the provision of training for older workers in Ireland have
been initiated with Trade Union backing. The qualifications acquired are
mainly work-based, the idea being to spread learning to the majority of
older workers. These tend to be receptive to learning in the work process,
while they would not go to seek training in colleges. Certification is
the competitive edge in this initiative.
of prior learning should be robust and recognised.
should not just be guided by the criterion of whether the course 'sells',
but also at micro level: what the participants think.
among the key qualifications are 'team leader skills'.
of debate related to the presentation by Peter Rigney on 'union driven
curriculum change in Ireland'.
INOFOR: Sintra June 00