Reshaping our skills

Rebuilding the economy will require reshaping our skills.

The Education Secretary, has quite rightly put Further Education (#FE) and skills high on his agenda for the future, and the government has always prioritised adult learning, but the National Retraining Scheme must now become relentlessly focused on outcomes.

The Government must involve training providers directly, including our colleges, ensure the creation of new courses in those businesses sectors that are booming or likely to grow quickest in the aftermath, and ensure that these courses are free of charge to anyone who lost their job. We can take the new online Skills Platform launched last week and deliver courses face to face too, and we could expand that further still.