Theresa May will announce the plans tomorrow when she launches the new industrial strategy
The Government will invest £170million in prestigious new Institutes of Technology, designed to maximise the potential of British youngsters.
Theresa May will announce the plans tomorrow when she launches a new industrial strategy as part of her pledge to create “a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few”.
The blueprint, due to be launched at Mrs May’s first regional cabinet meeting in the North-west, will set out plans “to enable everyone to develop the skills they need to do the high-paid, higher-skilled jobs of the future”
The Institutes of Technology will be responsible for delivering higher level technical education
Our modern Industrial Strategy is a critical part of our plan for post-Brexit Britain
Mrs May said: “Our modern Industrial Strategy is a critical part of our plan for post-Brexit Britain. As we leave the EU it will help us grasp the bigger prize: the chance to build that stronger, fairer Britain that stands tall in the world and is set-up to succeed in the long-term.
“And it is a vital step towards building a country where prosperity is shared and there is genuine opportunity for all.”
The Green Paper highlights funding for the Institutes of Technology which will be responsible for delivering higher level technical education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects across all regions.
Mrs May said it is a critical part of the plan for post-Brexit Britain
This is part of a new system of technical education which will replace thousands of qualifications, many of which are low quality, with just 15 core “routes”.
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The routes will be designed specifically to respond to the needs of industry and will help equip learners with the skills in demand from local employers.
Another proposal is to use the successful free school model to expand the provision of specialist maths education across the country.
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Continued cooperation with the EU to tackle terrorism and international crime.
The plans will help level te playing field for young people who do not go to university
As well as helping to level the playing field for the young people who do not go to university, the plans will also help to address regional disparities and tackle shortages of technical skills by exploring ways to incentivise growth in the number of graduates in the disciplines.
As part of this new system of education, the Government is also exploring a new Ucas-style way of searching and applying for courses to give those considering the technical route better support throughout the application process.
Business & Energy Secretary Greg Clark said: “It is about making our country one of the most competitive places in the world to start and grow a business.
“We are inviting people throughout the UK to contribute to this work to create a high-skilled economy that works for everyone.”