Blog: FE colleges key to filling digital skills gap

It wasn’t so long ago that the UK’s Further Education (FE) colleges came in for a bit of stick following a House of Lords report into the UK’s digital future. “Further education colleges need to move up a gear and provide industry-designed and endorsed short courses that are going to lead to a job,” said the report. Fair enough, although the FE sector has had a tough ride in recent years. Consistent budget cuts since 2010 have left colleges short on resources and what usually happens when colleges are strapped for cash? They tend to focus on more popular tracts and jettison the courses that are less profitable.


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