David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has welcomed the launch of a new Technical Baccalaureate, which has been designed to help young people get the high-quality vocational education they deserve.
The TechBacc, announced by the Government this week, will combine three key elements – a rigorous vocational qualification, a core maths qualification and an extended project to text literacy skills.
This new measure will finally give vocational education the high status it deserves – putting it on a par with A-level study and recognising excellence. It will give young people a first-class vocational alternative to academic routes, ensuring they have the technical ability employers want, and giving Britain the skilled workforce it needs to compete in the global race.
Mr Evennett said ‘This announcement is good news for young people in Bexley who want to work hard towards a technically skilled job or apprenticeship. For too long, too many students haven’t had the chance to study for high-quality vocational qualifications that are recognised by employers. This measure will ensure that young people receive a rigorous education in the skills employers value and help them get the jobs they deserve.’