What does the new government mean for Further Education and Skills?

As the dust settles in Whitehall after a historic victory for the Labour Party, minds will be turning to the serious work of government and Labour’s mission for ‘change’. As the new administration comes in, there are many opportunities for the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector. New ministers and new policy makers bring with them energy and enthusiasm that we, as the FE and Skills sector, can harness and influence to ensure we can continue to best meet the needs of our learners, our workforce, and our wider society and economy.  

Uniting people, ideas, research and best practices from across the sector, ETF will work with the new government and its policy makers to build a sustainable future for FE and Skills, those working within it and the learners who benefit from it. Our focus is to foster social mobility and economic prosperity, and to ensure the sector’s continued growth and impact. 

ETF’s CEO, Dr Katerina Kolyva, has published an article on FE News with her reflections on the new direction of government and ETF’s priorities for the new administration. You can read the article on FE News now