Skills Report Launch

A major report showing the way forward in improving the skills of young people to build a stronger economy was launched on Tuesday, 21st May at Westminster’s Kingsway College.

Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna and Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg launched the report by Labour’s One Nation Skills Taskforce which is chaired by Professor Chris Husbands, Director of the Institute of Education.

The Taskforce Report sets out the key challenges facing our skills system today:

  • The damaging divide between vocational and academic education
  •  Low levels of employer involvement in the skills system;
  •  A fragmented education system
  •  The need for a new vision for Further Education
  •  The lack of high quality apprenticeships
  •  Poor quality advice to navigate the transition between education and work.

They were welcomed by College Principal Andy Wilson and met students and employers for a question and answer session about the need to give young people more opportunities to meet their potential in education and the workplace and discuss the report's findings.

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