Today (Tuesday, 21 April) the Edge Foundation has published Our Plan for FE, stating that Further Education (FE) has a golden opportunity to secure a key role in the country’s future. Responding to the report, Chief Executive David Hughes said:
“Today’s report from The Edge Foundation is an important contribution to the sector and colleges, the FE sector educates and trains more than 2.2 million young people and adults in skills vital to the future of the economy. Their work is even more important than ever, given the uncertainty we all face as the world battles against coronavirus. Colleges have always played a vital civic role alongside their teaching and training, but the current crisis has highlighted this other role they serve, that often goes unnoticed.
The recommendations set out a clear and useful way forward for a reinvigorated system. One that would allow colleges to be at the forefront of their communities and able to deliver the strong economy and thriving communities that the country will need as we look to the future after the crisis is over.”
You can read the full report and recommendations here.