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COMMENT: CBI report on Learning for life

19th October 2020

In response to the CBI’s report Learning for life: funding world class adult education, and their call for a radical new strategy for lifetime reskilling, Commissioner at the Independent Commission on the College of the Future, and Director of Work Advance, Lesley Giles, said:

“Today’s new report from CBI shows the rapid change in the nature of work over the coming decade and the huge leap in the levels of lifelong learning that is needed. Our education, skills and employment systems have to adapt to meet this, and collectively with Government they must find ways to incentivise lifelong learning.

“Colleges are a critical part of this and embedded in communities across the UK. They must be better recognised and utilised in delivering on this UK-wide priority as a matter of urgency. The Independent Commission on the College of the Future will be setting out its recommendations for how to achieve this later this Autumn. ”