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Progress report published by the Independent Commission on the College of the Future - AoC responds

14 November 2019

Today (Thursday 14 November) the progress report from the Independent Commission on the College of the Future has been published, setting out the reflections from discussions had so far about what we want and need from colleges in ten years’ time. Responding to the report, Chief Executive David Hughes said: “This report comes at a crucial time for colleges. With big changes to work, technology and attitudes to lifelong learning, the Commission is well placed to answer some of the biggest questions of the day. The report covers the breadth and depth of the challenges but reassuringly shows us that there is a strong and growing consensus about the vital role colleges play from a wide range of people, communities, employers and governments. That makes me optimistic that the 2020s will see a renaissance in colleges to make them fit for the future. I’d like to applaud the Commission’s work in helping to build that consensus and I look forward to seeing the next steps and the vision for colleges the Commission sets out in spring 2020." You can read the full report here.