Articles from Elena Magrini

Delivering change in disadvantaged places must start with skills policy

Five things to watch in 2020 that could help break the low-skilled equilibrium in disadvantaged places We enter the 2020s as a country divided by geography and economics.

General election 2019: Appraising the parties' adult education promises

#GE19 - Political parties all agree on the importance of adult education, but the next step is to ensure it works While they may disagree on the best way forward, it is positive to see all political parties committing to an increased focus on adult education and lifelong learning. As I wrote previously, the labour market is in continuous evolution and two-thirds of the future 2030 workforce have already left compulsory education.

Cross-party, long-term commitment to adult education and lifelong learning key to reengaging ‘left behind’ people and places

#Brexit will play a central role, but closing the adult skills gap in left behind places should be key to this general election While Brexit will play a central role in this general election, it is the deeper economic concerns that drove the ‘Leave’ vote that politicians must urgently address, one of the most important of these is the adult skills gap.

What can the next prime minister do to future-proof education and skills provision in our cities?

Focussing on lifelong learning will be crucial to reduce the divide between the country and make a success of life after #Brexit Whether it will be Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, the next Prime Minister will have a burning issue to grapple with.

How will the #AugarReview affect further education in cities?

We’ve heard a lot about the Augar Review in the past couple of weeks.

Highest Rate of Apprenticeship Starts: Exeter awarded City of Apprenticeships status!

Exeter Officially Best City in England for Apprenticeships - #NAW2020 The City of Exeter has received national recognition for its exceptional recruitment of Apprentices. In a period where Apprenticeships starts have fallen, Exeter has bucked the national trend to sit at the top of the league table of the nation’s cities.

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