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Tech training should start at 14, not 16

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This week the Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced new technical qualifications for 16-year-olds as part of the ‘most significant reform to technical education for over 70 years’. He went on to name the first 52 colleges and providers which will be teaching ‘T levels’.

This is to be welcomed wholeheartedly. It is long overdue and Damian Hinds is to be congratulated for getting his teeth into the absence of proper technical and skills training in the UK so quickly after taking over the Department for Education.

But his revolution does not yet go far enough. Technical education needs to start much earlier to make our youth employable and bring us into line with the rest of the world. I explain why here.

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Chris McGovern
Chris McGovernhttp://www.cre.org.uk
Chris McGovern is the Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education. A retired head teacher with 35 years’ teaching experience, Chris is a former advisor to the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street under two Prime Ministers.

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