Lifelong learning is key to economic growth

Written by Judith Doyle

Workforce development along with wider adult training have always been critical to a region’s economic prosperity and wellbeing.

Recent years have seen an overall reduction in government spending on adult education in general; despite the subsequent changes to our funding, however, Gateshead College has continued to work with partners to maintain a good level of investment in adult education and training.

I was therefore hugely encouraged to see recently, a renewed commitment to and acknowledgment, by our government, of the value of lifelong learning.