Gillian Keegan, the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills made a special appearance at the virtual launch event to mark the official opening of the South Central Institute of Technology (@SouthCentralIOT) at Bletchley, calling it “vital” for closing the region’s skills gap.
Milton Keynes College and Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training Partnership are collaborating in order to train more teachers and fill gaps in city classrooms. Nationally, government targets for teacher training have been missed for the past seven years with many schools struggling to recruit staff.
The pandemic is bringing enormous changes everywhere and at the South Central Institute of Technology (SCIoT) @MKCollege, it also looks like many people have decided now is the time for a change in direction. With that in mind, staff at the SCIoT have created new technology courses which aren’t yet on offer anywhere else in the country making sure what’s being taught is completely up-to-date.
The emphasis in the Skills for Jobs White Paper on employers playing a leading role in all aspects of design and development of learning experiences is very welcome indeed and plays very much to the strength of Institutes of Technology (IoTs).
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