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The Scottish College of the Future: Renew the post-16 education system to secure a more equal and green future for Scottish young people, adults and businesses

@CollegeComm launch the The Scottish College of the Future report  As the vaccine roll-out hails the potential beginning of the end to the pandemic, a new report from leading experts across education and business is calling for colleges and skills to be made central to Scotland’s recovery plans and in creating a fair, green future economy.

‘Jenga’ style collaboration for the Health and Social Care Sector in the Edinburgh City Region

The pandemic has shown the importance of the health and care workforce. Yet, this is a sector that has an urgent need to fill skills gaps. Colleges have a big role to play in strengthening the current and future workforce, and in improving wider determinants of health. At Edinburgh College, we are learning lessons about how to do this in a collaborative and blended way.

Civic driven leadership: the importance of collaboration

I have always upheld the view that in education – particularly the FE sector – leaders should endeavour to do the right thing, put their local communities and employers first, treat their staff with kindness and respect and work in partnership to achieve this.

The opportunity to build civic sustainability into our sector

“Climate change and sustainability are at the heart of what we do”… how many organisations can truly say that? Here @DandGCollege we can proudly say this, having embedded climate change action into our College way of life since 2014  As a college, we don’t just see sustainability as another target we have to achieve each year. We believe in the need to take action for the benefit of our local communities, for our region which thrives on attracting people to its clean and beautiful tourist attractions, and ultimately for the long-term sustainability of the College as an organisation. There is no greater civic mission than this, acknowledging that what we do can have an impact on others and on the world, preserving the it for future generations.

Colleges supporting the dual mandate of business development and social inclusion in Northern Ireland

Colleges’ understanding of their role and contribution to the growth and prosperity of the economy in Northern Ireland is driven by a fundamental commitment to a dual mandate supporting both economic (business) development and social inclusion.

The English College of the Future: Overhaul the post-16 education system through the upcoming FE White Paper to secure a better future for young people, adults and businesses

As more evidence of the biting pandemic effects on young people and adults comes to light, the new report from the Independent Commission on the College of the Future (@CollegeComm) calls for colleges and skills to be made central to COVID recovery plans in England.

Independent Commission on The College of the Future launch UK-wide final report: #CollegeoftheFuture

Lifelong learning central to helping people and businesses rebound from the pandemic, says Sir Ian Diamond  Radical, long-term education and skills reforms and investment are needed to address current and future skills gaps and transform life chances for every adult.

Independent Commission on the College of the Future launch People, productivity and place: a new vision for colleges

@CollegeComm - The UK needs a new vision for colleges to drive a green economic recovery and better living standards  Geoff Barton (General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders), Lord Bob Kerslake (Former Head of the UK Government Civil Service) and Mary Curnock Cook OBE (Former Chief Executive of UCAS) have come together to contribute to a report shining a spotlight on the transformative role that colleges must play in economic recovery, and future prosperity and sustainability.

The College of the Future: Lessons from across Europe

Colleges have a big role to play in #Brexit It’s been a long time since colleges across the UK have had such a high political profile.

What do we want and need from the College of the Future?

Independent Commission on the College of the Future  - Progress Report November 2019  At the Independent Commission on the College of the Future, we are asking the central question of what we want and need from our colleges across the four nations of the UK from 2030 onwards.

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