SkOP ¦ Episode 2 ¦ COVID-19 and VET

Jul 30, 2020

Season 1: The L-Shape

Episode 2 – COVID-19 and VET

Produced by Ashmita Randhawa (@Rand_Ash) and James Robson (@elpug). Music composed and performed by Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers.

Guests : Olly Newton (@ukedgepolicy), Executive Director at the Edge Foundation, and Dr Andrea Laczik, Head of Research at the Edge Foundation (@ukedge) .

As folks might remember from our Episode 0, the focus for this season’s podcast will be on the impact of COVID-19 and this pandemic on education and skills development. This week’s episode zooms in on the impact this pandemic will have on vocational education and training (VET). Olly and Andrea talk about how the sector has dealt with delivery of training through lockdown, and highlight what they would like to see happen to from a policy perspective to ensure that the UK can ‘build back better’.

Relevant Readings:

The Impact of COVID-19 on Education

Skills Shortages in the UK Economy

Education Technology in Further Education Colleges