Technical and Vocational Education Conference: Skills for the future
As the UK prepares to withdraw from the European Union, stronger vocational training will be essential if British businesses are to remain competitive. In the 2017 Spring Budget, the Government announced an extra £500m annual investment in technical training in a bid to improve productivity and boost the economy. Following the 2016 Sainsbury Report, the Department for Education now aims to introduce T-Levels by 2019. These streamlined vocation qualifications will provide 15 clear routes into industry with “a high-quality three month work placement” for each student.
Other measures will include maintenance loans for those taking higher level technical qualifications and the introduction of new Institutes of Technology. The Government hopes these policies will achieve “parity of esteem” between vocational and academic study. As technological innovations continue to disrupt the labour market, skills policy will need to evolve to focus on re-training and upskilling those who are already in full time work. How can training providers and employers ensure staff benefit from lifelong workplace learning?
Join us for the Technical and Vocational Education Conference where leading experts will discuss how education and business leaders can work together to address the growing skills gap.
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