In late 2015 David Sainsbury was asked by government to chair a panel of experts that would provide clear recommendations for measures that would not only improve, but transform, technical education in England. The panel’s report was published alongside the government’s Post-16 Skills Plan in July 2016.
Gatsby is committed to strengthening the country’s science and engineering skills. Our focus is technical education and we’ve two motivations for that. Firstly, by focusing on the shortage of technicians in the workforce, we tackle a critical factor in improving the country’s productivity and growth. Secondly, technical education and technical careers open up a world of opportunities for people who have been poorly served by this country’s education system.