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Government warned over shaky foundation degrees

first_imgGovernment warned over shaky foundation degreesOn 27 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Foundation Degrees could be a costly failure for the both the Government andstudents, with recruiters claiming the UK is producing too many graduates. The new, two-year degrees are a major part of the Government’s drive to get50 per cent of under 30-year-olds into the higher education system, with thefirst of the Foundation Degree students graduating last summer. Alan Johnson, minister of state for lifelong learning, further and highereducation, said the uptake of Foundation Degrees this academic year has grownby 80 per cent, and that government funding of £8.5m would be made availablefor another 10,000 places by 2006. However, a recent poll by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)showed the majority of the country’s employers (53 per cent) believe thatuniversities are churning out too many graduates. Almost two-thirds of employers (60 per cent) believe this is having anadverse effect on the quality of graduates. Anne Marie Martin, director of the University of London careers service,said employers would not embrace the lower qualification because there werealready too many students studying for honours degrees. Alyson Hodgson, chair of the AGR, agreed there was a lot of confusion aboutwhat Foundation Degree graduates have to offer companies. “[Foundation degree] graduates are going to have to focus hard on theiremployability,” said Hodgson. “They will have to display the ability to transfer their learning fromeducation into the business world.” last_img read more

GD Awarded Additional LCS Works

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today GD Awarded Additional LCS Works Share this article General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is being awarded an $11,2 million modification to previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the accomplishment of littoral combat ship maintenance sustainment support. The littoral combat ship basic ordering agreement was initially awarded to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works for the design and construction of the Independence-class littoral combat ship.General Dynamics Bath Iron Works currently administers and performs fleet maintenance requirements through both the use of its resources and the original equipment manufacturer, and the use of nationwide subcontractors that are capable of working on systems and subsystems.Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2015.Fiscal 2015 operation and maintenance, (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $11,273,299 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”16029″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: works GD Awarded Additional LCS Works View post tag: americas View post tag: GDcenter_img View post tag: Additional View post tag: News by topic May 20, 2015 View post tag: Navy View post tag: LCS Authoritieslast_img read more