Rising to the challenge

By Nigel Keohane

The Further Education sector can be a vital driver of social mobility in Britain after Brexit, according to a new report from the Social Market Foundation thinktank.

The research finds that although the FE and skills sector faces a series of challenges over the next two decades, it can seize the opportunity to play an even greater role in helping people of all ages raise their skills and wages. Many FE colleges play a vital role in towns and communities that voted Leave in the EU referendum and are sometimes described as feeling “left behind” by recent economic change.

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