This squeeze on the labour market is slowing down projects, driving up costs, and undermining UK competitiveness and productivity. Ben Flatman takes a closer look at how T levels might help to change the education landscape.
The lack of skilled staff to supply the construction industry is exacerbated by the widely held view that vocational training is inferior to conventional academic qualifications. For most young people, and their parents, A levels and a university degree are still perceived as the route to better-paid, white-collar jobs.
This is despite the fact that vocational courses can offer a cost-effective way to access a wide range of positive career routes, from well-paid, entry-level jobs all the way through to degree apprenticeships and conventional degrees.
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