There are no prizes for identifying some of the most significant recent news items for readers of Studies in Design Education Craft and Technology. They have been the announcements of the Manpower Services Commision £25 million Pilot Scheme for the New Training and Vocational Education Initiative in the secondary schools. Acting with impressive speed, local education authorities up and down the country, have submitted new curricula to the MSCwith strong emphases on training and preparation for work. With almost similar speed the 'winners' have been chosen and the fourteen education authorities in this category have the almost immediate task of spending very substantial sums of money on new resources and personnel for their schools in order to implement their proposals. Yet it is not only in these authorities that the changes will occur. In the many others in which substantial work was undertaken to develop the new schemes, there will almost certainly be changes in consequence and also in the hope of being ready for what might be a considerable expansion of the NTVEI in the years to come.