We are keen to work with colleges and universities on Government plans to diversify how people access education and skills.
WorldSkills UK CEO Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE said: “It is really encouraging to see the government looking to give young people options beyond a traditional degree. A university education is a brilliant path for many, but we must ensure that high quality apprenticeships and technical education pathways are equally valued.
We are keen to play our part in helping as many people as possible fulfil their potential. Our work has a specific focus on opening up opportunities to young people from all backgrounds, especially those who may traditionally have been denied them.
“Plans to diversify how people access education and skills are very welcome, as is a focus on the high-quality skills that are at the heart of government plans to level up opportunities for people, whatever their background or location.
“We are keen to work with colleges and universities to look at how best to develop, deliver and promote the courses and world-class skills that will help create the high-quality jobs needed to drive the economy forward.”