Our CEO, Roy O’Shaughnessy, has penned a blog for Collab Group in the lead-up to the London Mayoral Elections entitled “How Can Colleges Support London’s Economic Recovery”. Ahead of the election on 6 May 2021, Collab Group have run a series of blogs from colleges on the future work between Further Education (FE) institutions and the London economy. Collab Group represents a network of 35 colleges and group in the United Kingdom and works with civic and business communities to develop education and its delivery.
In the blog, Roy highlights the need for a clear industrial plan around which colleges can tailor their provisions to employer needs. The Adult Skills and Lifelong Learning debate last week touched upon similar points as it considered the Third Report of the Education Committee.
He said: “As Britain deliberates over its recovery, its colleges must now focus on training and retraining a generation of people ready to assert themselves on the economy of tomorrow, whatever form it might take. I know that our colleges can provide the answer, using our experience to help learners make the most of their own unique contribution to London’s future.”