Tag Archives: vocational training

Trump attacks Community Colleges…rightfully

Trump attacks Community Colleges…rightfully

It really is amazing how whatever Trump says is twisted by the media. I apologize for piling on here by doing some twisting as well in the title, though I’ll at least concede he has the right of it. The article I’ll be quoting from gives no such quarter, presenting only those who disagree, and […] … learn more→

The fetish for vocational degrees is unhealthy

The fetish for vocational degrees is unhealthy

No one – alas! – would trust me, athletically challenged and almost tone-deaf as I am, to coach Manchester United or to direct the London Symphony Orchestra. By the same token, one should not expect most politicians to improve education. Robert Halfon, who despite being a former UK education minister and current chair of the […] … learn more→

The vocational alternative: a definitive opportunity for universities?

The vocational alternative: a definitive opportunity for universities?

The announcement, in early July, of a radical new plan for skills development across the UK was lost in the fallout from Brexit. If implemented, the government’s response to the Sainsbury review of further and vocational education will restructure pathways into skilled work at all levels. Seen on a broader canvas, the Sainsbury proposals are […] … learn more→