A new chapter with a new Secretary of State

14 July 2016

Following the appointment of Justine Greening MP as Secretary of State for Education, David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Learning and Work Institute said:

“We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to Justine Greening on her new appointment, heading up the Department for Education. We know that she is a Minister who understands the power and importance of lifelong learning because of her involvement in Adult Learners Week 2015.

“We recognise the opportunities created by bringing together FE, Skills and Apprenticeships with schools and early learning. Joining these areas up can create a more coherent and seamless approach to lifelong learning, with real advantage for students, learners and apprentices. I am looking forward to supporting the new minister and her team to realise those benefits.

“It is essential however that FE and skills are not overlooked with the many challenges that schools, early education and higher education present. Working with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), the Association of Colleges (AoC) and other partners we will make sure that these areas remain high on the agenda as further education and skills have never been so important in the current climate of uncertainty.”