This book examines Britain's main education, enterprise and training systems. Detailed studies of national programmes and local areas illustrate the local detail of a broader national picture. The central argument is that a major learning process is required to develop more powerful business-led local institutions beyond the One Stop Shop if Britain is successfully to answer the challenges of the 21st century.
This book is not only the first full examination of past and present initiatives; it also suggests means to help achieve the sustained changes required in the future across the complete field of education, training and enterprise.
`An essential reference book for all those with an interest in the subject' - Small Business Perspective
`This book deserves a wide audience. It has much to say that is challenging and interesting, and it addresses a variety of policy issues that are of concern to many groups in the worlds of education, training and enterprise' - British Journal of Education and Work
`An interesting and informative handbook. It is all the more interesting for a number of innovative features, not least its style' - Regional Studies
`The book is an excellent overview of policy. It is well constructed and a seemingly thorough historical overview of enterprise development strategy'- International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Research