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Student grant funding in the spotlight

Mon, 02 May 2011

The Isle of Man Government is considering making changes to the student grant system.


At the moment 1,300 students in higher education are being funded by the Department of Education and Children at a cost of £11.4m.


The Department is looking at how this benefits the Island's economy with students having no obligation to return here after they've done their degree.


With some employment sectors suffering from skill shortages on the Island, the Department is considering focusing funding to develop skills need to help the local economy.


A public consultation has been launched to ask how well the whole education system is preparing young people for the workplace.


People who want to give their views can see the consultation documents on the Government's website.



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