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The Skills Commission meets monthly in Parliament to discuss the leading issues in skills, training and further education policy. The Commission is co-chaired by Barry Sheerman MP and Dame Ruth Silver. Commission members include parliamentarians from all the main parties, and highly experienced practitioners from across the skills sector.
Google, Wiki, and McKinsey colleges?
The Skills Commission's latest report calls for a radical reshaping of further education in the UK to ensure not only that young people are being better equipped with the skills needed to find a job, but also, as a result, that colleges can play a bigger role supporting SMEs and local and regional economic growth.
The Commission argues that the “new economic reality” of slowing growth, rising unemployment, and declining public investment means that the FE sector must prioritise the development of specialist, employer-led vocational and technical education to ensure standards are improved and that students leave college with precisely the skills that businesses need to grow.
Commission proposes Google, Wiki and McKinsey colleges as part of inquiry into specialisation
FE teachers with QTLS now able to teach in schools
Report endores Commission recommendations on technician registration and techician 'brand'
Skills Commission launches new inquiry into specialisation in FE
Commission will look at quality and specialisation in public and private further education
Final report of technician and higher level skills inquiry published
Skills Commission visits Birmingham
Commission hears evidence on skills needs of regional economies
Skills Commission lauches new inquiry
Commission will look at technician and higher level skills
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Technicians and Progression examines the role of university technical colleges, apprenticeships, further education colleges and universities in training technicians, and recommends that the government should develop a plan for STEM growth. The report concludes that if the UK economy is to become more production and export-led it must become more technician-led.