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Your say: letter

first_imgI must respond to your News Insight item ’Crunch time for training’ (27 June), to address what seems to be a lack of understanding regarding the important and entirely positive developments currently underway in bakery training in the UK.You say that “a storm is brewing at the heart of bakery training”, when in fact there has never been a better period of collaboration among stakeholders in all parts of the sector, who are working together to find innovative and workable ways of improving skills. And to say there is seen to be “a growing gap between the theoretical needs of the industry and practical hands-on experience that courses need to give their students” simply scrambles the issue.Over the last two years, the problem that employers and training providers have been working in partnership to try to resolve is that there was a growing gap between the actual (not theoretical) needs of the industry and the often-irrelevant experience (whether theoretical or practical) that some courses gave to their students. For this reason, after much research and widespread consultation, the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in food manufacture have been reformed to make them much more respondent to demonstrating competence in the workplace. Consultation has been open to all with an interest in skills, and opportunities to get involved, either by simply responding to drafts online or by becoming a member of a consultative group, and this has been widely promoted.In addition, a range of new Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) have been introduced. These are primarily for young people looking for a relevant course of study before seeking their first job, and for those of any age who want to develop their careers by acquiring knowledge and skills that are complementary to, or add value to their existing jobs. NVQs and VRQs are different qualifications to meet different needs. Neither is on the way out.As with all such developments, there is an onus on training providers at all levels to progress their own professional development by getting involved in open consultation processes and keeping abreast of completed changes, studying them, and getting to grips with the best way of implementing them. This is a necessary challenge for trainers if we are to improve skills in food and drink manufacturing.Funding for courses is a perennial problem, but this is an issue for training providers to resolve with the Learning and Skills Council. The sector skills council is responsible for strategic skills planning, not funding for courses.One of my senior colleagues offered to attend the bakery lecturers and trainers forum in Sheffield, referred to in your report, to answer questions, but the offer was not taken up. I hope Improve will be informed of the outcomes of the meeting, so I can find out if there is anything we can do to aid better understanding of the changes taking place.Jack Matthews, chief executive, Improve (the food and drink sector skills council)last_img read more

Morgan slams Walker’s ‘disgusting hypocrisy’ for hosting sex party

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role ModelsAmazing Bridal Looks From Around The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’ “For them to do what they’re doing, having done videos lecturing to the rest of us on what to do, is utterly shameful. “Other players have to get a grip of maybe some of the younger, more wayward ones and say, ‘this matters’. “You are tarnishing this sport in a potentially irrevocable way. People will have long memories after this. They’re not going to put up with it, about any of this kind of behaviour. “It’s disgusting.” But, much like Morgan, that apology did not wash with former Spurs star Jamie O’Hara. He branded Grealish “completely idiotic” and claimed he only apologised because he got caught. Walker issued a grovelling apology, accepting his behaviour was in “direct contrast” to his pandemic message. A statement read: “I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week. read also:Man City to discipline Walker after hosting ‘sex party’ during lockdown “I understand that my ­position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Pier Morgan has blasted Kyle Walker and his “disgusting hypocrisy” for hosting a sex party before urging fans to stay at home. Loading… The UK Sun on Sunday reported how the Manchester City star had two escorts at his £8,000-a-month rented apartment the day before he told supporters to follow advice to stay home to help the NHS. Walker, 29, has since apologised but now faces a potentially huge fine from club bosses for ignoring health and social distancing guidelines. The England ace – who was also seen out and about with Wayne Rooney during the lockdown – has been slammed by Good Morning Britain host Morgan for his actions. He delivered a four-and-a-half-minute tirade against Walker and Aston Villa star Jack Grealish – who crashed his £80,000 car just hours after also telling fans to stay home. Morgan said: “Kyle Walker, multi-millionaire, Manchester City football player. Another one, who rather like Jack Grealish, had given one of those rousing messages to the country telling us to stay in, obey the rules, don’t do anything stupid. “Literally within a day, he’d hired two escorts to come to his home for him and his friend. “You think, ‘what could be more reckless than that?’ “Once again, a privileged, rich football player – and I’m not generalising them – but these two were telling us all how to behave and then doing the complete opposite. “It’s disgusting hypocrisy. It’s unbelievably selfish and reckless. When the players behave like that they bring a stain on the whole industry.last_img read more