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Latest ONS Productivity figures published

As the latest productivity figures from the ONS are published, Ufi's CEO, Rebecca Garrod-Waters, comments on the drop in productivity from the previous quarter.

VocTech Impact 2018 fund dates announced

The workshop dates for the VocTech Impact 2018 Fund have now been announced ahead of the call which opens on Wednesday 13 June 2018.

Wordable from Playlingo shortlisted for the ELTons

Wordable, which is part-funded by Ufi, has been shortlisted for the prestigious ELTon awards. Run by the British Council, these awards recognise innovation in English language learning.

Ufi announces funding for eight new projects to scale up vocational learning

Ufi today announced the eight projects funded as part of VocTech Impact 2017, a fund focused on projects showcasing digital solutions for real workplace skills challenges. As part of its wider aim to improve the skills of the UK workforce, Ufi has offered £2.1 million in funding for projects which use digital technology to change how vocational learning is developed and delivered; and to ‘scale up’ this impact.

Ufi’s pioneering VocTech Seed projects celebrated in EdTech 50

The freshly published EdTech 50, launched by EdTech UK and Jisc last week, celebrates 50 organisations and individuals who are leading the way in developing effective and impactful new tech for the education sector. Ufi are delighted to see some of our funded projects and our Trustees recognised for their impact through thoughtful solutions and the increasing awareness of the benefit that technology can bring to vocational learning.

Ufi Charitable Trust Supports #LearningatWorkWeek

The way we learn is changing. The classroom is not the final point at which we are expected to acquire new skills and expand our knowledge. All of us must continue learning throughout our careers, and companies are increasingly focussing on supporting their employees through this process.

Ufi announces funding for innovative and novel approaches to digital vocational learning

Ufi today (12 Apr) announced the eight projects funded as part of VocTech Impact 2017, a fund focused on projects showcasing digital solutions for real workplace skills challenges. As part of its wider aim to improve the skills of the UK workforce, Ufi has offered £2.1 million in funding for projects which use digital technology to change how vocational learning is developed and delivered; and to ‘scale up’ this impact.

Ufi announces funding for new projects to improve vocational skills in manufacturing

Ufi is excited to announce the launch of three new projects as part of its Manufacturing Skills Fund (MSF). The fund is providing £1 million funding in the use of digital technology to improve how vocational learning is delivered in the manufacturing sector, at a time when access to skilled workers is crucial for the UK’s manufacturing industry.

Better, quicker, digital – Ufi VocTech Showcase 2017 demonstrates the future of vocational learning

Last week, Ufi Charitable Trust, a grant-funding body which supports the delivery of adult vocational skills through digital technology, held its annual VocTech Showcase. The event brought together Ufi projects, staff, associates, trustees and the wider voctech community to demonstrate some of the exciting tech approaches that are starting to change how vocational learning happens in the UK.

Ufi announces work with The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award on innovative digital badges

Ufi is delighted to announce its support for The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) to develop and extend its innovative digital badge concept. The project will encourage people to develop digital and enterprise skills and help plug the UK’s digital skills gap. As one of the funders, Ufi’s expertise across the education sector and voctech will contribute to helping develop and roll out the iDEA programme.

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