So where has all the money gone to provide true vocational training ?
How do those who need vocational training get it when out of work even
though it will enhance their chances of getting employment ?
I was unemployed at 52 and got a 50% reduction on a FAETC (Further & Adult
Education Teaching Certificate) course. After 18 months (2 hours a week for
52 sessions plus course work, monitored teaching sessions and all the rest)
I had passed Stages 1 & 2 with flying colours. At the passing out ceremony
the Vice Principal of the college I attended came in and told us he was
sacking (retiring and not hiring) any tutors over 40.
The certificate did allow me to hawk my considerable business and other
experience around and I got some (very) part-time lecturing work. It's main
value was the improvement in my confidence and self-esteem. I still do some
lecturing for community education courses on antiques.