Mike Kane has backed Labour’s plans to raise the status of vocational education through new Technical Degrees.
One of the great challenges facing Britain is the need to create opportunities for all young people and ensure they are equipped with the skills to succeed. Yet currently there is a lack of high quality opportunities for the ‘forgotten 50 per cent’ of young people not following the traditional academic route to university.
So Labour has announced plans to work with universities and businesses to create a high-quality vocational education route for this ‘forgotten 50 per cent’ of young people.
Mike Kane said: “Local employers tell me they need employees with the skills to help grow their businesses and our future economic success depends on making sure that they have them.
“That’s why I’m backing Labour’s plans to create a clear route to success for the ‘forgotten 50 per cent’ of young people who don’t take the traditional academic path to university; one that provides a clear path to further training and a high-quality career.
“Making such courses available to young people is essential for ensuring Wythenshawe and Sale and Britain succeed in the future with a high-skill, high-wage, economy.“