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date: 12 September 2012

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Following the announcement of the first round of Employer Ownership Pilot (EOP) projects, unionlearn has welcomed union involvement in a number of the projects. Unionlearn believes that a 'social partnership' between employers, unions and other stakeholders is vital if the pilots are to deliver high quality training that meets the needs of employers and employees alike.

Unionlearn Director Tom Wilson said:

'We are delighted that the Government continues to recognise the essential role that unions play in promoting training and skills to both members and employers. It is absolutely vital these projects are undertaken in a collaborative way with trade unions working closely with employers, their members, FE* Colleges and other training providers to ensure the best quality training.'

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Press release (200 words) issued 12 Sep 2012