Justine Greening sets out plans for technical education
December 1, 2017
Speaking at the Department for Education’s (DfE) Skills Summit last Thursday, the Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening outlined the government’s plans for the future of technical education.
The announcements include:
the launch of new Institutes of Technology, described as “prestigious and high quality employer-led institution[s] delivering higher level technical education with a clear route to high skilled employment”
additional funding for career learning pilots as part of a National Retraining Scheme
a consultation on the implementation of the T levels programme and the membership of the panels which will help to create the content (the introduction of T levels was announced by the Chancellor in March)
the launch of Skills Advisory Panels, the first of which will be in Greater Manchester, West Midlands, Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, Greater Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Leeds and Thames Valley.