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Post-16 overhaul welcomed

British Gypsum backs chancellor's new post-16 skills plan

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | March 11, 2017 | People, policy, politics, money

“With research suggesting that more than half (52%) of young people have never given a career in construction any consideration[1], we certainly welcome the Government’s commitment to plans for a radical overhaul of post-16 education, involving the creation of 15 new technical education pathways,” comments David Hall, National Technical Academy Manager at British Gypsum.

“The ‘traditional academic’ route may not always be the right path for everyone.  It is therefore only right that the individual, at 16 years, makes an informed decision of whether they want to take an academic pathway or a technical one.  The latter of which has a compulsory work experience element, making it simpler for employers to offer the student a job after their course has finished based on how well they have performed.

“To ensure this actually happens, it is extremely important that training providers link in with schools and employers to forge relationships.  In our efforts of assisting students into jobs in construction, British Gypsum can add value by exploring all avenues to influence those providers who have students in plastering and dry lining, as well as supporting employers in providing work experience.”


[1] Survey report undertaken by Redrow housebuilder

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