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Colleges must be at the heart of our national recovery to Build Back Better

The status of colleges has never been greater. Colleges will be critical to a range of important government policy areas, from helping economic recovery to "Levelling Up" across the country. Collab Group represents some of the largest urban and regional college groups across the UK, and they need to be “front and centre” of delivering skills to help us Build Back Better.

How CTM is connecting employers and training providers

It has been just over a year since the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, a year which has seen all of our lives change in unrecognisable ways. However, a semblance of normality is on the horizon, with the intense vaccine rollout in operation, providing some optimism for a better future.

Shelagh Legrave Appointed Collab Group Chair

We are delighted to announce that Shelagh Legrave, Principal and Chief Executive at Chichester College Group, has been elected as chair of the Collab Group board. Shelagh has been a director on the Collab Group’s Board since 2014.

How sales apprenticeship and professionalising sales will aid the economic recovery

The UK economy is undergoing a profound period of disruption. The COVID-19 pandemic has created the conditions for rapidly rising unemployment and declining GDP. Even before the pandemic, our national productivity was flatlining, and key industries reported significant skills gaps. 

How Skills and Jobs Hubs in Colleges can boost opportunity

The economic impact of covid-19 may have a sting in the tail. In the immediate aftermath of the covid-19 crisis, it seemed that we might be heading towards a great depression economy. Unemployment could soar to 10-12% supply chains would seize up, and a full-scale financial crisis could be triggered. But events have not entirely played out like this.

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses FE freedom & community integration

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses the recent Ministerial announcements about FE freedoms and communities. Lynne is encouraged that unnecessary processes are being looked at and removed from the sector. She explains that the sector must work together and embrace local community needs with educational services.Click on the video below to hear what Lynne has to say:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti6X5F1oH_w

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses the change in metaphor used by Ministers when discussing FE

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses the change in metaphor used by Ministers when discussing Further Education. There has been a paradigm shift from deficit metaphors about the sector from the overlooked 'middle child' and 'Cinderella'. According to Lynne, the change is partly a result of the recently published Colleges in the Community report, describing the FE institutions as a dynamic nucleus'. Click on the video below to hear what Lynne has to say:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdqQq33tTc8

The system of adult education in the UK is in urgent need of reform

@CBItweets recent report Learning for life: funding world class adult education, shows that - based on analysis by @McKinsey & Company - nine in ten employees will need to reskill by 2030 at an additional cost of £13 billion a year: 

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore on learner loans management

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore discusses the impact of learner loans, particularly the need to manage the transfer from funding to loans to ensure participation is not affected by the change of strategy.

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore reacts to government FE and Skills plans

157 Group's Lynne Sedgmore gives her opinion of the Skills Strategy White Paper launched at last week's AoC conference.Ms Sedgmore touches on Treasury settlements, local discretion for colleges, single line budgets, learner accounts, EMAs and ESOL.Click on the image below to hear what she had to say about the Government's updated plans for FE and Skills: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHnk6rqz1eo

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