This major report, commissioned by the Learning Skills and Information Service (LSIS) argues that the learning and skills sector has a crucial role in helping to support a new model of growth, based on local enterprise and localised skills development.
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Further Education rarely excites as much interest as schools and universities, which is why Sir Andrew Foster called it the ‘Cinderella sector’ in his report for the last government. Yet, at a time of large scale youth unemployment, the need for better vocational and adult education in order to improve skill levels is widely recognised. FE could play a powerful role, establishing local enterprise hubs, and leading citizen engagement.
The report draws on recent research across FE and skills. By focussing on three key cities – Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol – it explores innovative approaches to the following key questions:
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