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Skills boost for local communities
The Open University to work with colleges to offer more high-quality higher and technical education. More people will benefit from high-quality higher education in their hometown as The Open University partners with further education providers to create more training to fill skills gaps and raise job prospects across the country. Under the scheme, announced by Higher and Further Education Minister Michelle Donelan on 25 May, The Open University will work with…
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More power to employers in new ‘Skills Bill’
A new law recently passed through Government means that employers are now embedded at the heart of the skills system. The Skills and Post-16 Education Act in England has introduced a number of measures to improve the skills and training landscape, empower employers to drive up the quality of apprenticeships and prioritise green skills. In addition, schools will now be required to make sure all children get to meet training providers…
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Education secretary: “Further education and skills will be a big priority”
Education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has underlined the vital role of further education and skills. On his first visit in post, Williamson visited the Royal Mail’s mail centre in Leeds, where he met and spoke with some of the company’s 460 apprentices. Williamson said, “Further education and skills will be a big priority for this government and it’s fantastic to see, first-hand today, how apprenticeships can help people land a great…