"The Survey" - Learning Towns, Learning Cities
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Telematics take off in Sunderland
In future, Sunderland could become a national and international centre for telematics. This is the aim of a strategy produced by the City of Sunderland Partnership, a consortium of local government, businesses and education providers.
Sunderland has been a member of the Learning City Network since the summer of 1996 but has not been represented at meetings. The telematics strategy appears to be the focus for learning initiatives and covers community projects, the establishment of electronic village halls and unemployment projects. It relates telematics to the agendas of education and training providers and to the enhancement of educational facilities by linking University, City and College libraries. It explores the advantages for businesses of expanding the City of Sunderland Teleport and looks at ways of encouraging and increasing SME activity in telematics.
The City of Sunderland Partnership performs other roles in respect of regeneration, economic and social development in the City Sunderland is the pilot area for the University for Industry initiative (UFI), which promotes access to learning for all, via IT/ Call Centre operations.
A partnership approach to the 'New Deal' programme has put IT and Training at the heart of the City's programme for assisting people into work.
The City of Sunderland Partnership is currently developing the next phase of it's Telematics Strategy for 1999-2004, with access to lifelong learning opportunities for all at it's heart
The City of Sunderland Partnership includes :-
Key Facts - Sunderland
Tyne and Wear, North East England
Schools and colleges:
All state secondary schools are LEA maintained or voluntary aided. Higher and Further Education institutions include the University, and City of Sunderland College.
About 15,000 students are currently enrolled on courses.