The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a recruitment drive for industry professionals to join 15 new panels to help transform the post 16 technical education system in England, to deliver the skills that employers need.
In July 2016 government published a Post 16 Skills Plan, which accepted the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education on how to improve technical education in England. This includes organising technical education, work-based (Apprenticeships) and college-based, into 15 ‘routes’ to skilled employment, such as engineering and manufacturing, digital and construction.
For each technical education route, a panel of professionals is being set up. The panels will collectively be responsible for developing the standards for specific technical occupations by determining the key skills, knowledge and behaviours that individuals should meet to become competent.
The DfE is looking for experienced professionals in the occupations relevant to the ‘routes’, who are willing to provide their expertise and commit their time either as a panel member, or a panel chair. Panel chairs, while carrying out the same work as panel members, will also be willing to lead the overall panel for a technical route and facilitate the active participation of all panel members.
Further information and an expression of interest form can be found by clicking on the following link Technical Education Panels of Professionals.