Kathleen Henehan

Kathleen Henehan

@kathleenhenehan

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Senior analyst @resfoundation focused on employment, education and skills. All views my own, RTs not an endorsement.

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Joined on May 09, 2014
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @kathleenhenehan and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
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Average replies
2
Average retweets
12
Average likes
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Tweets with photos
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Finally, these announcements shouldn't be a huge surprise - it's just that 'right to retrain' & the National Skills Fund were announced in the 2019 general election, and that feels like a lifetime ago. Although key details remain, we should take the good news when we can. 9/9

Moreover, it's not easy for adult learners to build up individual educational credits into full-level qualifications over time. So allowing them to accumulate credits and/or finance their study on a modular basis (which the below hints at, for HE at least) is welcome news. 8/9 https://t.co/9Y4lnf0J5Y

Moreover, it's not easy for adult learners to build up individual educational credits into full-level qualifications over time. So allowing them to accumulate credits and/or finance their study on a modular basis (which the below hints at, for HE at least) is welcome news. 8/9 https://t.co/9Y4lnf0J5Y

For instance, maintenance: adults wanting to study on a full-time further education course are unable to take out a maintenance loan like university students, and most UC claimants aren't allowed to receive their claim and study more than 16 hours week. 7/9

However, free study alone will be something of a silver bullet: up until 2013 adults were also able to study for their first level 3 qualification free of charge, and although take up was certainly higher then than now (almost double), there are many barriers to study... 6/9

And in fact, recent research from @resfoundation shows that education & training can have a significant effect on the odds of a person returning to work...even if our analysis looked at data from a more buoyant labour market.  https://t.co/VkraXF6Or4 5/9 https://t.co/ol8Hs1gouI

And in fact, recent research from @resfoundation shows that education & training can have a significant effect on the odds of a person returning to work...even if our analysis looked at data from a more buoyant labour market. https://t.co/VkraXF6Or4 5/9 https://t.co/ol8Hs1gouI

Add to that the current crisis, in which we expect a big # of redundancies over the coming year & particularly in sectors like hospitality, which has a large # of workers with lower-level qualifications. Without support mechanisms to keep them in work, retraining will be key. 4/9

To the extent that having mid- and higher-level qualifications can bring quality jobs and higher pay (which they *on average* do), then the above situation of course needs improving. 3/9

Even before the coronavirus and the economic crisis that has come with it, @resfoundation have shown that more than one-third of adults in the UK were without a Level 3 (including nearly one-in-three 25-28 -year olds). 2/9 https://t.co/j9cqci4CgR https://t.co/Xxp6R7r1b0

Even before the coronavirus and the economic crisis that has come with it, @resfoundation have shown that more than one-third of adults in the UK were without a Level 3 (including nearly one-in-three 25-28 -year olds). 2/9 https://t.co/j9cqci4CgR https://t.co/Xxp6R7r1b0

Quoted @BBCPolitics

Adults without A-levels to be offered free college courses from April to support jobseekers during the pandemic https://t.co/IbgqUDtoMU

This is very good news, and worth putting into context. 1/9 https://t.co/K0TL2Ln97y

Full @resfoundation analysis of the Chancellor's Winter Economy Plan (with thanks to the team for sleep loss overnight). The short version: the policy does not match the rhetoric on protecting "viable jobs". A thread... https://t.co/sk8JKRuP72

Ahead of @RishiSunak announcements tmrw we should talk about cuts to employers National Insurance - an option the government has been considering to help tackle rising unemployment...

Quoted @carapacitti

My Friday chart rabbit hole - Eat Out to Help Out and covid infections: .@HMRCgovuk published data on Eat Out to Help Out take-up by parliamentary constituency, and they make for interesting reading - even if they only show claims up to 27th August so far. https://t.co/h5P4UR0zG2

Excellent thread: https://t.co/45vWno7B10

Quoted @tonywilsonIES

Great to see #kickstart launched today. Credit to govt for taking on board feedback on its design, with clear space for private sector, local govt, public bodies, charities to create great jobs. Wld urge people to do it. Some thoughts below, incl reflecting on my time doing #FJF

Excellent thread on govt’s #kickstart scheme, being launched today. https://t.co/CXzqGL0uId

Some quick thoughts on today's apprenticeships figures in @tesfenews Spoiler alert: it's not great news... https://t.co/t0Q0RdwwPA

@nyecominetti NEW chart from @nyecominetti from new @HMRCgovuk data. Little regional variation in take-up of the Job Retention Scheme but huge sectoral variation. Worth bearing in mind as Chancellor contemplates whether to extend the scheme. Further support for hard-hit sectors clearly needed https://t.co/lxFMtFJER2

@nyecominetti NEW chart from @nyecominetti from new @HMRCgovuk data. Little regional variation in take-up of the Job Retention Scheme but huge sectoral variation. Worth bearing in mind as Chancellor contemplates whether to extend the scheme. Further support for hard-hit sectors clearly needed https://t.co/lxFMtFJER2

Quoted @DuncanWeldon

On the coming rise in unemployment. https://t.co/eWDcSzvY8K

Excellent, if not terrifying, thread: https://t.co/FYAraui0uN

In light of today's job cuts announcement from @marksandspencer... https://t.co/GBWORY8fSe

For instance, we have previously called for investment in social care and ‘green jobs’ like home retrofitting. There’s no panacea – to help workers policy will need to fire on multiple fronts. Time to get going. 12/12 https://t.co/m5xSqLcZHS

Helping adults change careers is, of course, more challenging. Alongside efforts to reduce barriers to adult ed & careers advice, gov’t should consider adopting more sector-focused job creation initiatives that have training built into them. 11/12

So what to do? Finding a job won’t be easy in recession, not least with labour-intensive sectors so badly hit. However, gov't should recognise the big role that training can play in helping lower-qualified workers re-enter work, particularly when linked to qualifications. 10/12

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