Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Committee for Employment and Learning arranged with the most recent at the top of the list.

26/02/2014
Employment and Learning Committee Welcomes Joint Review into Careers Education

The Committee for Employment and Learning has today welcomed departmental plans to review existing careers education policy.

Reference: E&L 06/13/14
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23/01/2014
Committee to Examine Support Available for School Leavers with Learning Disabilities

The Assembly Committee for Employment and Learning has just launched an inquiry that will examine the level and quality of support available to young people with learning disabilities leaving full-time education.

Reference: E&L 05/13/14
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25/11/2013
Better Careers Education Needed For Our Young People, Says Committee

Compulsory career classes, greater input from business and a statutory footing for careers advice are among the recommendations contained in a report published by the Committee for Employment and Learning today.

Reference: E&L 04/13/14
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21/11/2013
Committee Welcomes Groups for "Behind the Scenes" Work Experience Event

A taste of life working for the Northern Ireland Assembly was on the agenda this week for people with learning disabilities when the Committee for Employment and Learning hosted a special work experience event at Parliament Buildings.

Reference: E&L 03/13/14
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01/10/2013
Colleges Bring Best in Show to Parliament Buildings

Catwalk fashion, cutting-edge technology and an award-winning skin lotion — just a sample of what was on show today at a colleges event held at Parliament Buildings. The event, sponsored by the Committee for Employment and Learning and held in conjunction with Colleges NI, showcased the work of students across the six colleges in Northern Ireland.

Reference: E&L 02/13/14
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24/09/2013
Committee Highlights Importance of Apprenticeships to Local Economy

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Employment and Learning today hosted an event in Parliament Buildings to focus on the importance of apprenticeship schemes to the Northern Ireland economy.

Reference: E&L 01/13/14
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15/05/2013
Open University is important part of Northern Ireland higher education

The Assembly’s Employment and Learning Committee has welcomed a move to officially integrate the Open University into Northern Ireland’s higher education system.

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15/05/2012
Joined Up Thinking Paramount in Redistributing Department Functions Says Committee
Reference: CEL 05/11/12
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08/12/2011
Adult Learners take their 'First Steps' back into training
Reference: E&L 06/11/12
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29/11/2011
Assembly Committee Hosts 'Masterchef' Style Event
Reference: E&L 05/11/12
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16/11/2011
Committee Visits Top Cancer Research Centre
Reference: E&L 04/11/12
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29/06/2011
Lisburn Students Add Value to Local Business
Reference: E&L 03/11/12
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28/06/2011
Committee Takes Debate on Student Fees to Assembly Floor
Reference: E&L 02/11/12
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21/06/2011
Committee Takes Debate on Rights of Agency Workers to Assembly Floor
Reference: E&L 01/11/12
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24/03/2011
Changes to Government Policy a Result of Committee Work
Reference: E&L 11/10/11
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09/02/2011
Better Way Forward Needed for Higher Education, says Committee
Reference: E&L 10/10/11
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07/02/2011
Committee Welcomes Action Mental Health Manifesto
Reference: E&L 09/10/11
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02/02/2011
Committee Calls for Better Scrutiny of Spending Priorities
Reference: E&L 08/10/11
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25/01/2011
Committee Calls for Clarity on Education Maintenance Allowance
Reference: E&L 07/10/11
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29/11/2010
Extend Christmas Cheer to Shop Workers, Says Assembly Committee
Reference: E&L 06/10/11
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01/11/2010
Assembly Committee To Hear About Proposed College Cuts
Reference: E&L 05/10/11
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20/10/2010
MLAs Call On The North West To Work Together In Tough Times
Reference: E&L 04/10/11
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13/10/2010
Committee Discusses Future of Higher Education
Reference: E&L 03/10/11
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04/10/2010
Closer Links Between Colleges And Business Will Aid NI Economy
Reference: E&L 02/10/11
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23/09/2010
Assembly Committee Meets the President
Reference: E&L 01/10/11
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24/06/2010
Committee Praises Skills Training in Fermanagh
Reference: E&L 06/09/10
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08/06/2010
Paid Apprenticeships Are Way Forward For Young People
Reference: E&L05/09/10
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15/03/2010
MLAs Back Holyland Action Plan for St. Patrick's Day
Reference: E&L03/09/10
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03/02/2010
Talents of Northern Ireland's Young must be used
Reference: E&L 02/09/10
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26/01/2010
Fees are bar to learning says Committee
Reference: E&L01/01/10
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22/06/2009
Skills gap can be closed by improved apprenticeships
Reference: E&L07/08/09
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30/04/2009
Committee asked to help restore pensioner college discount
Reference: E&L06/08/09
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02/04/2009
MLAs Call for Action on Job Losses
Reference: E&L05/08/09
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18/03/2009
MLAs Urge Universities to Discipline Holylands Students
Reference: E&L04/08/09
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18/02/2009
Assembly Committees Back Science and Technology
Reference: E&L03/08/09
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18/02/2009
Assembly Committees Back Science and Technology
Reference: E&L03/08/09
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14/01/2009
Committee To Look At New Ways To Resolve Workplace Disputes
Reference: E&L02/08/09
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10/12/2008
Committee condemns unemployment risks in West Belfast and Greater Shankill
Reference: E&L 04/08
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13/11/2008
Committee Anger at Minister over student fee rise proposal
Reference: E&L 03/08
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29/05/2008
Review Of Teacher Training Changes Announced
Reference: EL 02/08
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05/03/2008
Committee concerned at contract failure
Reference: EL 01/08
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10/10/2007
Committee Begins Scrutiny of Training for Success
Reference: EL 03/07
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08/06/2007
Committee for Employment and Learning to Visit Queen’s University
Reference: E&L 02/07
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16/05/2007
Welcome for new Committee for Employment and Learning
Reference: E&L 01/07
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Media Operational Notices

28/01/2014
Assembly Committees to Host ‘Stem Is Cool’ Event

The Assembly’s Education; Employment and Learning; Enterprise, Trade and Investment; and Culture, Arts and Leisure Committees in partnership with the Northern Ireland Science Park will attend a special event on Wednesday 29 January 2014 to promote the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Subjects.

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18/11/2013
Universities to Showcase World-Class Learning at Parliament Buildings

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Employment and Learning will host a unique showcase event at Parliament Buildings, where three universities — The Open University, Queen’s University and the University of Ulster — will come together to promote the value of higher education.

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01/10/2013
College Students to Showcase Award-winning Skills at Parliament Buildings

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Employment and Learning, in conjunction with Colleges NI, will hold an event at Parliament Buildings to showcase college students’ skills.

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23/09/2013
Committee to Promote Importance of Apprenticeships with Key Event

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Employment and Learning will host an event at Parliament Buildings at which local companies will showcase their apprenticeship schemes.

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10/06/2013
Assembly Committees Make Joint Visit to City of Culture

Six Northern Ireland Assembly Committees are to visit the City of Culture on Wednesday, 12 June. The Committees will hold their meetings at three venues across the city: Magee campus of the University of Ulster, the new Ebrington Barracks venue and the North West Regional College.

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