The Learning and Work Institute are exploring ways to boost demand for higher technical education – get involved

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Manufacturing and Engineering employers, training providers and other key stakeholders are invited to participate in a project exploring ways to boost demand for higher-level technical education.

Be part of the study:

    1. Participate in a 1:1 telephone or online interview – around 30-40 minutes at a time to
      suit you.
    2. Join the Learning and Work Institutes online workshop on Tuesday 25 August (90 minute session)
    3. Join the Learning and Work Institutes online workshop in September (date TBC)

Details:

The Heart of the South West LEP is pleased to be one of only two areas in the country working with the Learning and Work Institute (L&W) to explore ways to boost demand for higher technical education at Level 4 and 5 and create provision to meet this demand. L&W has been commissioned by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation to do this study.

This project comes at an exciting time of change in higher technical education, with the Education Secretary recently announcing measures to increase the take-up and improve the quality of this provision. The government is also planning to publish a White Paper in the autumn, which will set out plans to reforms to build a world-class further education system in Britain. The Department for Education is engaged with this project, and its findings will help to inform their policy thinking. The insights will be particularly important as we consider how the Heart of the South West can recover from the impacts of Covid-19 and could also form the basis of a demonstration pilot.

Here in the Heart of the South West, the project will focus on Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. As a key stakeholder your views are really important, and we invite you to take this opportunity to shape the future learning and development offer for your sector. Training providers, employers and other key stakeholders can all take part to ensure the full range of views are captured.

Register your interest