The Independent Commission on the College of the Future is asking the simple question – “what do we want and need from our colleges in ten years’ time?”
The Independent Commission recognises that seismic shifts are taking place across the UK – from demographic change, to technological revolution, from the changing demands of the labour market, to evolving attitudes and expectations of individuals. To meet these challenges, colleges will need to adapt and evolve. The purpose of the commission is to understand future skills needs by exploring how colleges can help employers.
By answering this 5-question survey you can influence its recommendations on lifelong flexible working for the future world of work and ensure the UK develops a coherent skills ecosystem.
Since the Commission launched in spring 2019, over 25 engagement sessions have been held with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK’s four nations; from college and business leaders, to staff, students, trade unionists and policy-makers. The publication of their progress report marks the halfway point of the Commission process. It seeks to reflect the discussions so far about what is needed from colleges in ten years’ time as the economy enters the next phase of work.
To download the current progress report click here. To respond to the consultation online, click here to complete the 5-question survey. You can also respond with your thoughts via email. The final report will be available in May 2020. The online consultation will close on Friday 17th January 2020.