How can apprenticeships support the economy? The current apprenticeship system is not optimised to meet the needs of employers or the wider economy. Employers have come to view the apprenticeship system as overly complex. The 2018 CBI and Pearson Skills survey found that 59% of respondents experienced difficulty in recruiting apprentices.
Digital Skills Solutions (DSS) and Collab Group are delighted to announce a partnership with the Housing Associations' Charitable Trust (HACT) to provide apprenticeship and training services to housing associations. HACT works with the housing sector to deliver innovative projects and solutions across several specialist areas.
In collaboration with Shakespeare Martineau, the Collab Group has published its latest paper on the importance of good governance in the FE sector, "College Governance: Opportunities and Challenges". This publication is based on interviews with principals and governing board members from Collab Group colleges. The purpose of the interviews is to attempt to understand the main issues that college governors face, particularly considering the impact of mergers within the sector and how these affect areas of governance priority and focus.