A £5million scheme calling on experts from across a range of technical sectors to work in Further Education has been launched by the DfE.
The Taking Teaching Further programme will pay for up to 150 professionals from sectors such as engineering and computing to retrain as Further Education teachers, in a move linked to the roll out of T Levels from 2020.
The programme has been designed with the Association of Colleges and the Education and Training Foundation, to create links between education and industry.
The fund will cover course costs of teacher training as well as support and mentoring. It will also fund 40 innovative projects that will help develop local partnerships and collaborations aimed at supporting an ongoing exchange between industry and FE.