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IQ Chair Comments on Baker Proposals for Career Colleges in Letter to The Independent

Following the announcement earlier this week of Lord Baker’s proposal for Career Colleges for 14-19 year olds, IQ Chair, Dr. Tony Breslin, has had a letter on the concept published in The Independent.

In the letter, published online and in print on 17th October, he offers his take on the issue, giving a cautious welcome to the new vocationally focused colleges, whilst also warning of the danger that they could 'enshrine, rather than counter, the longstanding divide between academic and vocational education...' You can access the full letter through the following link: vocational schooling revived.

Welcoming the points raised by Dr. Breslin, IQ’s Chief Executive, Raymond Clarke, commented:

“Whilst vocational education can provide opportunities for the less academic, we also need to explore the overlap between academic and vocational studies if we are to develop world leading technologists and scientists. We lose so many good people to other careers because we never excite them with the possibilities and opportunities evident in technology and science; this is why IQ is dedicated to the development of appropriately accredited high quality professional and vocational education for all, whatever their ability or ultimate career goal”


Oct 17, 2013 01:57 PM
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