§ Baroness Lockwood
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What plans they have for the development of the University for Industry. [HL1296]
§ Baroness Blackstone
I have placed in the Library and Printed Paper Office copies of the University for Industry Pathfinder Prospectus, which is published today.
The University for Industry is at the heart of the Government's vision for lifelong learning as set out in our Green Paper, The Learning Age. It will lead the revolution in learning and achievement which this country needs.
The Pathfinder Prospectus describes what the University for Industry will do, how it will operate and how it will develop for launch by the year 2000. It invites organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to consider how the University for Industry could support their learning strategies, and how they might contribute to its development and implementation.
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State has appointed today a Chairman, Lord Sainsbury, to take forward the further development of the University for Industry until permanent structures are in place. We 15WA have advertised today in the national press the permanent post of University for Industry Chief Executive.