Gavin Williamson – 2020 Comments on Overhauling Higher Technical Education

The comments made by Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education, on 14 July 2020.

For too long we have been training people for the jobs of yesterday instead of the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Employers are struggling to find the computer programmers, engineers, electricians and technicians they need, and students of all ages are missing out on the high skill, high wage jobs that higher technical education can lead to.

The measures I have announced today will boost the quality and take-up of these qualifications to help plug skill gaps, level up opportunities and support our economic recovery.