Friday, 21 September 2007

West Midlanders (and Londoners) keenest on learning and development!

For a while a short a link to this article will show up in the 'LSC latest links' on the top left hand side of this page but as a Midlander myself I feel compelled to give it that bit more attention..!

From the recent LSC press release "Diverse UK Attitudes to Learning Revealed"-

  • “A new study* by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) has revealed that over half (57%) of adults in England consider training a worthwhile investment of time and money. But this view varies regionally – according to the results those in the West Midlands are more in favour of training than the national average - at 65% - while 50% of those in the North West agree with this statement.

Further, regional differences amongst those who actually invest in training are significant, and reveal apparent North / South differences in attitudes to learning;

  • The keenest learners are in London (31%) the South East (28%) and the West Midlands (28%)

The survey also highlighted that the English are a nation of ambitious individuals;

  • Over one third (36%) are actively looking to progress more at work, while 33% are looking to get promoted
  • The West Midlands are most enthusiastic, with the figures rising to 45% and 40% respectively – showing a real appetite for success"

You can download a copy of the full report on the LSC website here. Alternatively you’ll always find all the very latest LSC press releases shown on the top right hand side of this page.

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