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Chris Jones talks about the outcomes of City & Guilds' recent TechBac consultation

12 August 2013

In his latest article in FE News, Chris Jones, CEO and Director General at City & Guilds talks about the outcomes of City & Guilds' recent TechBac consultation:

'At City & Guilds, we have just completed a major consultation exercise talking to employers, education providers and young people about our refreshed City & Guilds TechBac and our 14-18 offer more generally.

'We are investing in the TechBac to provide a comprehensive programme of study for young people, with vocational and academic learning as well as the core skills needed for the workplace. The TechBac will give young people the very best chance to move onto an apprenticeship, straight into the workplace, or onto university without compromising any of the key skills and knowledge elements required for each.

'What came through loud and clear is how the existing vocational offer for 16-19 year olds fails young people on two counts. Firstly, it isn't viewed as a robust alternative to A Levels. Secondly, it doesn't provide people with the all of the necessary skills or flexible progression routes that employers require.'

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