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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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