After years of underfunding and following a mostly failed levy scheme, the government are still trying to find ways to boost the focus on applied skills development. Government and businesses, must play a strategic role in skills development and apprenticeships and be a key funding partners. But passing too much responsibility onto industry will inevitably lead to corners being cut and standards eroded.
The idea of a National Education Service, providing whole lifelong learning needs to be taken up seriously, and with urgency, and not left to partisan politics.
Top employers who are helping to lead the ‘apprenticeship revolution’, get more people into skilled jobs and boost British business will be celebrated through a new leader board and quality mark, Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced today. To mark National Apprenticeship Week (4 -8 March), an annual celebration of […]