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Should Britain concentrate more on technical training than academic degrees?

Should Britain concentrate more on technical training than academic degrees?

Britain should end its “obsession” with academic degrees and concentrate more on technical training, says influential Tory MP Robert Halfon.

 

The chairman of the Commons Education Committee said he sees many graduates getting “paltry returns” for university study, while the country is grappling with a skills shortage ahead of Brexit.

 

In a speech to the Centre for Social Justice thinktank on Monday, he will call for a radical “rebalancing” of the whole system to address the needs of students and employers.

“We have become obsessed with full academic degrees in this country,” he will say.

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