City skills: strengthening London’s further education offer


This latest report from UK think tank Centre for London looks at whether London’d further education system is working for all Londoners.

This report explores the extent to which London’s further education system is enabling all Londoners to thrive in the city’s competitive job market at a time of profound economic change. Further education plays a vital role in the capital: it helps Londoners into better paid and more fulfilling work, and provides employers with the skilled workforce they need. In the face of a looming recession, and social and economic disruption from coronavirus, Brexit and technological change, it is more crucial than ever. But London is entering the recession with a weakened further education system. Without investment and strategic long-term thinking, the further education sector will not be able to support London’s recovery. The government can no longer afford to neglect it.

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