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    Call for Evidence: Future of the Skills System

    How to build a national skills system that responds to local needs and national economic priorities?

    The Skills Commission, Policy Connect and Learning and Work Institute have just launched a new inquiry kindly grant funded by FELT, that will investigate the FE provider base, employer needs, and the implementation of national policy at a local level. By exploring variations across regions the project aims to provide guidance on developing a strategic approach to the nation’s skills policy and develop practical recommendations for the policy, commissioning and delivery of FE. 

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    Future of the Skills System Inquiry Launch
    From left: Dr Fiona Aldridge, Rt. Hon Sir John Hayes CBE MP, Maja Gustafsson, Dame Ruth Silver

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    New Inquiry: Future of the Skills System

    Policy Connect, the Skills Commission and Learning and Work Institute are launching a collaborative inquiry into the Further Education and skills system in England. The inquiry, grant funded by the Further Education Trust for Leadership, aims to create a vision for the skills system by looking at what structures we need to respond to local needs and how to futureproof this.

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    EduSkills Blog: Apprenticeships – Helping Young People at Risk?

    How can apprenticeships better help young people at risk?

    Apprenticeships in England have been seen as both vehicles for enabling social mobility and improving skills to adapt with a rapidly changing world. This was reflected in the discussion at our most recent roundtable with the All-Part Parliamentary Group for Skills and Education, where delegates emphasised the possibility of apprenticeships acting like a social ladder

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    Simon Kelleher.  Lords Intergenerational Committee. Policy Connect. Skills Commission
    Simon Kelleher at the Lords Intergenerational Committee

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    Time to embrace the future with a Minister for Lifelong Learning

    Head of Education & Skills, Simon Kelleher, provides evidence for the Lord’s Intergenerational Fairness Committee

    Drawing on the Commission's Spotlight research Mr Kelleher called for:

    • -Leadership to drive a cultural shift in our approach to lifelong learning;
    • -Tailoring of existing policies to support this shift;
    • -New approaches to support individuals and employers in a changing world.
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    EduSkills blog: Skills Commission Reception

    It’s been a busy week for team EduSkills, as we hosted a Parliamentary reception for the Skills Commission on Wednesday to celebrate the Commission’s Spotlight series, with a keynote address from Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Angela Rayner MP. For the last two years, the Spotlight series has been shining a light on overlooked groups within the skills system, with the latest report looking at apprenticeships and social mobility

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The Skills Commission is an independent body comprising of leading figures from across the education sector that meets every month in Parliament to discuss important issues in skills, training and further education policy.

The work of the Skills Commission is supported by: 

The Edge Foundation Jisc Skills & Education Group