Harlow MP Robert Halfon: “Half of higher education students should be apprentices

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is the new chair of the UK’s House of Commons education committee.

In a short time, he has already made quite an impression.

This week, Mr Halfon has stated that he wants to see 50 per cent of those going into higher education taking degree apprenticeships and has called for “a radical look at what university is for”, so funding incentivises the study of subjects that address the UK’s “skills deficits”.

“If you give people the skills, education and training they need, they get job security and prosperity for the future,” Mr Halfon said of that vision.

He spoke to Times Higher Education in his office at the Houses of Parliament.

The interview can be found here.


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