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Education in the media: 6 July 2017

Today's news review features a podcast with the Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities and looks ahead to the speech she is making at the British Chambers of Commerce this afternoon.

 

Justine Greening podcast

Today, 6 July, the Times Red Box ran a podcast with Justine Greening, Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.

The in-depth chat including a discussion about LGBT issues ahead of Pride, and can be listened to here.

Justine Greening speech

Today, the Secretary of State is speaking at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) education summit to set out her mission to spark the skills revolution needed to help Britain make a success of leaving the European Union.

In a keynote speech to business leaders at the British Chambers of Commerce Education summit, the Education Secretary will say that we can only rise to the challenge of developing the skills and talents of our young people if government and business work together. This includes developing plans for new T levels, backed by £500 million of government investment announced in the budget, which will help build the army of skilled young people that business and the country need.

Justine Greening will also outline plans to deliver the huge range of skills needed to make Britain a success, everything from coding to engineering and construction to design, at a time when migration remains high on the political agenda.

Education Secretary Justine Greening is expected to tell the business audience:

I want to create an army of skilled young people for British business. But I need your help. Government can’t do it alone.

 

Because that’s what we need, never more than now. A skills revolution for Brexit Britain. That’s the real strategy on migration.

 

Great companies need great people. And my Department has a mission to give our young people the very best start – to become those great people.

 

The introduction of T-Levels will be the next stage in this journey - a gold standard for technical and professional excellence. Offered alongside apprenticeships, they will form the basis of our new technical education system.

 

Delivering these reforms will be a challenge. I am clear there is only one way to get this right – through a genuine partnership between business, government and education professionals. This means we need a collective plan. One plan. One team. for skills.

 

A skills revolution. A technical education revolution. That is how we meet those challenges – head on. It’s how we build our future.

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