6th January 1999




A seminar to be held in Lincoln at the end of the month will give Lincolnshire’s employers an opportunity to shape the future of training in the county.


‘Equipping Your Workforce for the New Millennium’ will debate lifelong learning and training opportunities for businesses and will allow employers to tell training providers exactly what they need.


The seminar, to be held at The Lawn in Lincoln on Wednesday 26th January, will feature speeches by David Dexter, national secretary of the Federation of Small Businesses, and Michael Gill, development manager at Mortons of Horncastle.


The event is sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses and the Widening Participation in Higher Education Project Group based at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.


“Staff from businesses in rural areas tend to have lower educational qualifications than those in urban areas, and we want to find out why,” said Tony Loveridge of the university’s Centre for Access and Lifelong Learning.


“We’re hoping to get feedback from employers at the seminar telling us what they’d like us to be doing and what they want from our courses.”


‘Equipping Your Workforce for the New Millennium’ begins at 4pm on Wednesday 26th January at the Lawrence Hall, The Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln and is expected to conclude at 7pm. Delegates’ fees are £5 and light refreshments will be provided.


To book a place contact Tony Loveridge on 01522 886909 or email him at tloveridge@lincoln.ac.uk


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Note to editors: the Widening Participation in Higher Education Project Group was formed in 1998 and comprises representatives from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, De Montfort University, the Open University, Boston College, North Lincolnshire College and the Lincolnshire TEC.


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University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)