Just over half of parents would prefer their child to get an apprenticeship rather than go to university, saying it offers a better chance of securing a good job. Sky News reports.
A survey commissioned by the Chartered Management Institute found that 51% would encourage their child to apply for an apprenticeship instead of university and 59% of parents thought an apprenticeship provided better job prospects than a university degree.
The survey also found few people were aware of T-levels, the equivalent to A-levels, which will be launched in England next year.
Rob Wall, head of policy at the CMI, said raising awareness was “proving to be a real challenge”.
“At CMI, we know that high quality technical and vocational education increases employability and boosts social mobility, and the government’s recent announcement to invest additional funding in T-levels is to be welcomed.
“But students cannot enjoy these benefits if they are not aware of or not encouraged to consider non-academic pathways.”
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