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Skills development and technical education feature prominently in the government’s strategy for a post-Brexit Britain.
Launching the government’s modern industrial strategy, the Prime Minister set out her 10-point plan for future growth which included plans for an overhaul of technical education.
Following on from the Skills Plan, the government plans to boost technical education and ensure the same opportunities and respect are given to those who pursue either technical or academic routes.
£170m of new funding will be given to develop Institutes of Technology responsible for delivering higher level technical education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, to provide a "credible alternative to the academic route for young people who choose not to go to university".
The government is also exploring a new 'UCAS-style' way of searching and applying for courses in technical education to give clearer information and better support through the application process.
Other education highlights from the industrial strategy include: