Headlines: November 12th, 1999

An extra 50,000 adults will get free basic IT skills training next year. The aim is to increase employability, particularly among those who have gained least from the education system. The scheme will operate in conjunction with the BBC Webwise campaign.Vouchers for the IT courses, giving directions to the nearest learning centre, will be available in job centres and supermarkets. The number of learning centres is set to rise to 1000 by 2002.