Lancashire and the West Midlands have joined the group of local areas working with Gatsby to prepare for implementation of technical education routes and T levels.
In each area the project will be supported by a dedicated project manager and overseen by an already established governance group.
In Lancashire, the project is directed by the area’s Skills and Employment Board.
Rachel Egan, West Midlands Combined Authority Programme Lead for Skills, Employment & Productivity, is working with the area’s FE Skills and Productivity Group as they move forward workstrands supporting the introduction of routes and T levels.
Route networks in each area will bring together curriculum leads, for example, for the Digital route, to plan professional development activity for teachers ahead of the introduction of T levels from 2020. The project manager will work with providers and employers to embed technical routes into ongoing work to grow apprenticeships and work placements, and CEIAG support for young people.
Lancashire and the West Midlands join Greater Manchester and Sheffield City Region in the programme. Hear from these areas in the video below, and join events around the country to learn more.