The Association of Colleges are coordinating a campaign in partnership with the education union and NUS, to highlight the value of colleges to individuals, our community and our country. We are supporting the #LoveOurColleges campaign, and encourage you to too. You can tweet your support using the #LoveOurColleges hashtag, write to your MP asking to meet to discuss these issues, or join the lobby of parliament on 17 October. Visit the collegesweekwebsite for more information.
Edge Chief Executive, Alice Barnard, said:
‘Our FE colleges are the unsung heroes of our education system. Not only do they do a great job teaching young people at a critical stage of their education, equipping our next generation with the vital technical skills, subject knowledge and experience they need for the 21st century workplace, but they have a crucial role offering opportunities for life-long learning, re-training and up-skilling at all stages of our lives.
‘As our economy buckles under the strain of a burgeoning skills shortage, investment in the sector is vital if we are to nurture the talent we need and ensure young people get the education they deserve.’