After the successful FAB conference, where the programme aired two outside broadcasts, the Skills World Live Radio Show returns to its familiar surrounds of the livestream studio.
On this week’s show, Tom Bewick goes Head to Head with Lord Shipley, the chair of the House of Lords committee on youth unemployment. He explores the committee’s central recommendation to gear two thirds of all apprenticeships in future towards the under-25s.
Following committee stage and second reading of the Skills Bill in the House of Commons recently, Labour’s shadow minister for skills, Toby Perkins MP, chats with Tom about the latest developments of the passage of the legislation; and what Labour’s strategy will be for FE and qualifications at the next general election.
In the Final Take segment of the show, Tom talks to Gemma Creamer, a volunteer with the Beyond Trust non-profit that has a big vision to support the country’s 40,000 care leavers.
Tom himself grew up in care, so find out more as to why this is a subject so close to both his and Gemma’s hearts.