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Building Our Industrial Strategy- FE can lead the way

It is a time of real change for the UK, the US and indeed the world. The Government is responding to this change, setting out its vision for post-Brexit Britain in its latest Green Paper – Building Our Industrial Strategy – and is inviting people throughout the country to contribute their thoughts and views. The … Continue reading Building Our Industrial Strategy- FE can lead the way

FE and employers – uniting to futureproof our industries

FE and employers – uniting to futureproof our industries. For the past three years, we have been working hard with FE partners to establish a network of employer-led, skills-focused Career Colleges. From South Tyneside and Northumberland to Yeovil and Liverpool, we have certainly reached all corners of the country. We cover a diverse range of industries including digital, hospitality … Continue reading FE and employers – uniting to futureproof our industries

Post-16 skills plan – shining a light on high quality vocational education

Vocational education in this country has been subject to a number of reviews over the past few years. Despite the overall consensus that high quality technical pathways are important, Government policies have not always previously reflected this. The recently publicised Government’s Post-16 Skills plan addresses the recommendations made by a panel, led by Lord Sainsbury, following its … Continue reading Post-16 skills plan – shining a light on high quality vocational education

FE NEWS BLOG – DEFENDING OUR SECTOR

With the nation’s FE colleges facing funding cuts, a revolution of qualification reforms and post-16 Area Reviews, it is no easy ride for the sector at the moment. FE colleges typically each serve thousands of young people and adults in their community, with vocational education often contributing to economic regeneration. Sir Michael Wilshaw’s comments to … Continue reading FE NEWS BLOG – DEFENDING OUR SECTOR

Time to get proactive and promote vocational training

By Luke Johnson, Chairman of the Career Colleges Trust Time and time again employers like myself will tell you that young people just aren’t equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the world of work. Whether it’s their lack of social skills, enterprise skills or basic maths and English ability, employers are often … Continue reading Time to get proactive and promote vocational training

A real employer & college partnership – providing choice and opportunity by John Evans, Principal of Yeovil College

By John Evans, Principal of Yeovil College Starting a new job can be difficult at any time. This is especially true for those who have just left school and are embarking on the world of work for the first time, often with some trepidation. The transition from education to employment is not always easy. It … Continue reading A real employer & college partnership – providing choice and opportunity by John Evans, Principal of Yeovil College

fenews.co.uk | Fostering links with local businesses with the careers and enterprise company

I have followed the development of the Careers and Enterprise Company with interest and am pleased to see it finally kicking off, following the official announcement last Christmas. The Government has rightly identified that giving young people access to industry and developing their employability skills is fundamental to reducing youth unemployment. The Careers and Enterprise … Continue reading fenews.co.uk | Fostering links with local businesses with the careers and enterprise company