The new director-general of City & Guilds has claimed that vocational education needs to be overhauled if it is to serve business.
“Vocational education has for too long been treated as a poor relation to academic education. A major review of vocational education is needed if it is to serve business in the future,” said Chris Humphries.
He wants a fundamental review of the educational system for 14 to 19 year olds and a radical change in adult learning.
“If business is to compete and we are to raise our game as individuals we need nothing less than the renaissance of vocational education and a minister to make sure it happens,” said Humphries.