How can we raise the status of technical education in the UK?

Laura-Jane Rawlings

Last week our CEO, Laura-Jane Rawlings joined WorldSkills UK to discuss the important question of raising the status of technical education.

This video, taken from the event covers the key messages and themes:

The panel provided a range of views on how important technical education is for young people and how other countries already have greater parity of esteem between different education pathways.  We champion all options and access routes for young people, our free to access, impartial, careers resource support young people to explore all of the information.

WorldSkills UK believes that one of the best ways to raise the status of technical education is by improving standards and mainstreaming excellence.  As the UK’s only representative in the WorldSkills movement we are in a unique position of being able to benchmark the UK’s skills performance through international skills competitions and bring international best practice back to the UK. They plan to use this expertise and insights to help raise standards in technical education, not least through the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence announced last week, and through the Productivity Lab which uses research to unlock new insights and events to share and discuss key topics.

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