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Open the doors to learning: Open University and Northern Ireland Committee launch partnership

A new partnership between The Open University and the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (NIC ICTU) has opened the doors to learning to a quarter of a million trade union members in Northern Ireland. 

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which was signed by both organisations on Friday 17 June at The MAC, Belfast, operates alongside parallel arrangements with the TUCs in England, Scotland and Wales.

The MOU is intended as a broad framework document for collaboration. Both organisations intend to explore the possibility of working together to develop a long-term strategic relationship, initially in the area of widening participation including progression pathways and access provision. The OU and NIC-ICTU do not intend to displace existing arrangements between the OU and individual unions.

Welcoming the initiative, ICTU President Brian Campfield said:

“We in the trade union movement hope that our partnership with the OU will continue to be as beneficial for the members of our affiliated trade unions as well as delivering the aims of the Northern Ireland Executive to improve the skills and learning capacities of people in work.

“This is in tune with the long stated policy goals of the Executive, to break out of silos and employ joined-up thinking. With The Open University, the trade unions are joining up some of the activity and a lot of the thinking of two arms-length bodies funded by the Department of the Economy with the aim of expanding the scope of the services we offer to our members and the reach of The Open University to workplaces where they could add a real bonus to the lives of workers and the productivity of their enterprises.” 

Partnership launch Open University and Northern Ireland Committee

John D’Arcy, National Director of The Open University said:

“The Open University is delighted to formally launch its partnership with ICTU. We have been working with ICTU for over ten years, providing access to higher education to trades union members who wish to develop their skills and increase their career opportunities.

We understand the commitment and dedication of students who juggle their career with their studies - around 75% of our students are currently working. That is why part-time higher education that The Open University delivers is crucial to enable individuals to achieve their potential, and even more crucial to meet the upskilling and reskilling priorities of the Department for the Economy. We look forward to doing this further in partnership with ICTU for many more years to come.”

Find out more by visiting The Open University in Northern Ireland website: www.open.ac.uk/northern-ireland/

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