To ask the Secretary of State for Education, of the 200,000 additional people completing high-quality skills training referred to in the Levelling Up in the United Kingdom White Paper, how many of those people he expects to be on (a) STEM courses and (b) apprenticeships; and how many are young people up to the age of 25.
7 March 2022
The mission of 200,000 additional people completing high-quality skills training will focus on increasing the number of adults (those aged 19 and above) completing high quality skills training, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses and apprenticeships.
We know that successfully completing these courses improves people’s earnings and life chances and helps them get good jobs.
The department already has a range of high-quality training offers available to adults across every region of the country including Skills Bootcamps, our Free Course for Jobs offer as well as access to free courses in English, maths, and basic digital skills.
Meeting the mission will depend on national government, Mayoral Combined Authorities, local authorities, employers and skills providers working together.
The missions are rolling decade-long endeavours and will be reviewed periodically by the UK government.