Conservatives pledge £1.8bn capital investment for FE colleges

FE WeekIn a speech in Coventry, party leader Boris Johnson said the rebuild programme would be part of a “skills revolution” and be introduced over a five-year period. FE Week reports

“Colleges are a vital part of our education system, it’s not just about university, it’s about giving kids across our country the skills they need,” he added.

The commitment comes after Philip Augar recommended in his post-18 education review that colleges should be given a £1 billion capital investment over the coming spending review period.

Chief executive of the Association of Colleges, David Hughes, said: “He was clear on his first day in office as Prime Minister that colleges are vital to our nation, and today he has backed that with a pledge to offer long overdue investment in their buildings and facilities.”

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