Free jobs retraining for adults in Peterborough!

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Adults in Werrington, Gunthorpe, Walton and Paston will benefit from Labour plans to offer them free access to retraining to help their job chances and to tackle skills shortages.

Labour’s pledge will put vocational education on a par with university degrees and deliver a radical expansion of lifelong learning to make sure “no one is shut out of education.”

Q: What’s on the 🍽️ table❓

▶️ There would be free entitlement to six years of study for undergraduate degrees and equivalents such as diplomas and foundation degrees.
▶️ This would also be extended to certificates and diplomas of higher education in areas such as engineering technicians, nursing associates and professional accounting technicians.
▶️ Any adult without an A-level or equivalent qualification would be able to attend college and study them for free.
▶️ Grants to support low-income adults through their courses would also be made available if Labour wins the December 12 General Election.

Worth 🤔 Noting:

✅ The CBI business group welcomed making training a priority, saying: “Adult participation in education is at its lowest for two decades.”
❎ The Edge vocational education charity warned the current skills shortage was costing UK businesses £4.4bn per year.

READ MORE: https://labour.org.uk/press/labour-announces-plans-to-throw-open-the-door-for-adults-to-study/

 

More funding for local schools @WPS_school

Outside Werrington Primary School
Werrington Primary School is one of the leading schools in Peterborough!

When the Lib Dems were elected to government in 2010, one of their highest priorities was to tackle the school funding problem here in Cambridgeshire.

It is simply unforgivable that local schools were receiving £600 per pupil per year less than the national average – the least of anywhere in the Country.

It is a great shame that Labour chose to ignore this underfunding during their 13 years in government.

That is why I’m extremely proud that, from April, local schools will receive an extra £23.2m each year in funding – money that will significantly improve the quality of education for local children.

This would not have happened if local people had not supported the Liberal Democrats!

I along with my Lib Dem colleagues, will continue to campaign for a long-term fairer funding formula for schools, fighting for an immediate increase in schools capital funding for us so that our school buildings can keep pace with increasing demand; be it building extra classrooms or modernising existing facilities.

Providing our schools with more funding for resources through a fairer funding formula, the Pupil Premium, and better classrooms will mean pupils, especially those from poorer backgrounds, get the support they deserve.

Remember to let me know your thoughts below!