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Education Committee to hold session on apprenticeships and skills

19 June 2020

The Education  Committee is holding an oral evidence session to consider the impact of COVID-19 on apprenticeships and skills education and measures needed to support the sector.

Purpose of the session

The session is part of the ongoing inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on education and children's services. The first panel will consider how to ensure young people continue getting the training and skills they need after the prolonged closure of colleges.

The second half of the session will examine the future of apprenticeships as a tool to help young people climb the ladder of opportunity, the quality of training during the pandemic and the effect on disadvantaged groups.


Wednesday 24 June

At 9.45am

Panel 1

  • Kirstie Donnelly MBE, Chief Executive Officer – City & Guilds Group
  • Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy - British Chambers of Commerce
  • David Hughes, Chief Executive – Association of Colleges

Panel 2

  • Dr Fiona Aldridge, Director for Policy and Research – Learning and Work Institute
  • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive – Association of Employment and Learning Providers
  • David Marsh, Chair – The St Martin's Group
  • Olly Newton, Executive Director – The Edge Foundation

Further information

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