ANN LIMB HAILS 'GOLDEN AGE FOR PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION'
A leading figure in further education has claimed that the sector is witnessing "the golden age for professional and technical education".
Ann Limb, chair of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), said that the FE sector should be optimistic because there was "growing consensus" in government about the importance of professional and technical education - something that the former principal said wasn't apparent when she entered the FE sector.
"I think times are about to change," Dr Limb told a Westminster Education Forum event about reforms to vocational qualifications. "Stakeholders at every conceivable level are working together to try and bring about change. If we do work together - and that includes all political parties - then students will have a much much better opportunity to transform professional and technical education and meet employers' needs."
Speaking to TES afterwards, Dr Limb said that a major reason to be optimistic about professional and technical qualifications was that "everyone agrees that we want apprenticeships". Read more...