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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.

A Spotlight on...Apprenticeships and Social Mobility launches online

The Skills Commission is pleased to launch its third report in the Spotlight series, A Spotlight on Apprenticeships and Social Mobility

As large scale reforms to the apprenticeship system have been introduced, the Skills Commission has set out to examine whether these reforms support the Government's ambitions on social mobility. Following a six month cross-party inquiry, co-chaired by Michelle Donelan MP, Lilian Greenwood MP and Peter Mayhew-Smith, the report looks at the barriers to accessing apprenticeships such as travel, living costs and social and cultural obstacles. 

Skills Commission launches third 'Spotlight' inquiry on apprenticeships and social mobility

Extended Deadline: Skills Commission extends call for evidence to investigate how the Government's apprenticeship reforms can support its social mobility agenda.

The Skills Commission’s Spotlight series is launching its third cross-party inquiry, examining the impact of recent apprenticeship reforms on the opportunities available to disadvantaged young people aged 16-24. This timely inquiry will be co-chaired by Conservative MP Michelle Donelan, and Labour MP Lilian Greenwood, alongside sector expert Peter Mayhew-Smith, Principal of Kingston and Carshalton Colleges.