British official: Replace apprenticeships with lifelong learning

Calling the traditional apprenticeship “out of date,” Former Labour schools minister Lord Knight has called for the education system to be redesigned around a culture of lifelong learning.

“Our education system is still stuck in thinking from 70 years ago. This is reflected in our lifelong learning culture that is a long way from where it needs to be to meet the needs of individuals, society and our economy.”

He remarked that today’s generation “need to be able to change careers several times, as technology deskills and reskills their profession. As a consequence, a culture of lifelong learning is vital.”

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