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Employers have expressed concern that technical education reforms may not develop sufficient levels of specialist, practical skills, according to a recent DfE survey.
The survey, comprising 40 telephone interviews, explored employer perceptions of the current system and views on the proposed reforms for technical education.
Whilst many employers were positive about the technical education routes believing that young people would develop a good range of transferable skills, they expressed concern that sufficient levels of specialist skills may not be delivered.
Other themes identified by the survey as key areas for improvement in technical education were: