23 January 2017
A leading FE college along with North East businesses have welcomed the latest announcement from government that puts technical education at the heart of a modern industrial strategy.
Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon visited Gateshead College on Monday January 23 to get a first-hand view of the technical and vocational skills being provided by the college to students and regional businesses.
Mr Halfon was visiting the college on the day Prime Minister Theresa May used her first regional Cabinet meeting to launch a Modern Industrial Strategy aimed at improving living standards, increasing the nation’s productivity and ensuring growth is shared across the whole UK. The Industrial Strategy will include plans for a radical overhaul of technical education to address its historical undervaluation in the UK and provide a credible alternative to the academic route for young people who choose not to go to university.