From education to employment

Learning Bodies Research Spanish Sector

The British Learning Association (BLA) is launching a pilot research project into learning and development export opportunities, in conjunction with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

The BLA, which is a body that provides research and analysis for learning, will undertake the pilot in the UK, investigating learning and development practices in Spain. The project will move to Spain if the research is successful and members of the BLA will spend a further two months examining areas of potential export opportunity for UK organisations.

A Proven Track Record

General Manager at the British Learning Association, Brian Merison, explained how the project was devised, “UKTI expressed a desire to work with the BLA to help develop exporting opportunities and support for the learning and development sector.”

Mr Merison continued: “The BLA has an established track record in delivering project outcomes – the BLA’s status as an independent “not for profit” registered charity enhances the objectivity and clarity of what is achieved.”

The project’s findings will be made public later in the year, at an event to be held in the Yorkshire & Humberside region. The event will hopefully help organisations in the learning and development sector, to maximise export possibilities. The event is planned for the first week of December and will be followed by further events in 2006.

Dan Atkinson

Support learning and development in the FE Blog

Related Articles