Only competitive selection can save Britain's ailing technical colleages

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) are being used as “dumping grounds” by neighbouring schools, writes Toby Young in The Telegraph 15 August 2018.

In ‘Technically Gifted’, his new report for the Centre for Policy Studies, Young argues allowing UTCs to select students with an aptitude for practical subjects will improve the standing of vocational and technical education.

Young also highlights the importance of this to the UK’s economy – we are predicted to have 3.6 million vacancies in skills occupations by 2022 because of the skills gaps, fuelled by people not viewing practical subjects as a worthwhile educational path.

Click here to read Toby’s full piece in The Telegraph.

‘Technically Gifted’ is available to download from the CPS website.

Date Added: Wednesday 15th August 2018