A local MP has backed plans to raise the status of vocational education through new technical degrees.
Blyth Valley’s Ronnie Campbell has given his backing to Labour plans to work with universities and businesses to create a high-quality vocational education route for young people.
The new degrees will be introduced as a new gold-standard vocational route, ensuring young people have the opportunity to progress to high-level training and further qualifications.
Mr Campbell said: “Local employers tell me they need employees with the skills to help grow their businesses and our future economic success depends on making sure that they have them.
“That’s why I’m backing Labour’s plans to create a clear route to success for the ‘forgotten 50 per cent’ of young people who don’t take the traditional academic path to university; one that provides a clear path to further training and a high-quality career.”