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Covid-19 recovery: Devolve authority for FE and skills

To tackle the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis, regions must be able to design their own recovery, says Lowell Williams Last week, I was discussing the challenge of post-Covid economic recovery with the prime minister at Dudley College of Technology. Now, there’s a sentence I thought I’d never write.[…]

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West Midlands Adult Education Budget (AEB)

On 1 September 2019, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) formally took responsibility for the West Midlands Adult Education Budget (AEB) covering the WMCA area. The total budget for the area is £125.6m. 22 Colleges secured AEB grant through devolution, securing a total grant of £74m. 7 Colleges secured £1.6m in[…]

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Transforming Skills in the West Midlands

Today the Further Education and Skills Productivity Group (FESPG) has published its response to the West Midlands Combined Authorities’ request for evidence to inform its Productivity and Skills Commission’s forthcoming report on how to drive the productivity of West Midland’s businesses. The Productivity & Skills Commission’s task of understanding the[…]

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