Skills that Businesses Need: Equipping Students

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 6th September 2021.

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Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

As previously mentioned, T-levels are the new gold standard that have been designed in collaboration with leading employers—250 of them—and our further education reform White Paper and Bill that will be coming before this place are focused on trying to put employers at the centre of our system, to make sure the skills people get give them real currency in the labour market and are backed up by significant funding. I have been lucky enough to visit many providers and speak to many students, and these qualifications are game-changing; the offer is unbelievable and I urge all Members to go out and meet their T-level students and encourage colleges in their area to offer them to students.