White Paper: Levelling Up Learning

VocTech Challenge 2021

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This White Paper sets out the actions that Ufi can take, both on our own and in partnership, to help tackle some of the critical challenges arising from the Green Paper and accompanying consultation.

The process identified key areas related to our core mission to support the development, deployment, and adoption of VocTech that is designed for adult vocational learners, where Ufi could have an impact.

“This White Paper considers those actions that we can take as an organisation and those we can develop together with partners to help improve opportunities for those most impacted by the digital divide.

The figures are stark and the differential impact of the pandemic across the UK has the potential to become a long term and severe problem if we do not recognise the problem and work quickly to mitigate it.

Ufi has a really clear role to play in supporting technology that can benefit the hardest hit. This White Paper sets out the ways in which we will work over the next 12 months to best align our funding and resources to focus on preventing the skills and life chances catastrophe that is threatening so many.

Rebecca Garrod-Waters
CEO, Ufi VocTech Trust

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Actions from the White Paper

This White Paper sets out our commitment to use our grant funding and to work with partners and employers to unlock the potential of digital technology to improve opportunities for those most impacted by the digital divide to get the skills they need for work.

We will:

1. Run a targeted grant call on how VocTech can solve issues around confidence to create a step-change in learner confidence and motivation, leading to better outcomes for the learner, for the employer and for society as a whole.

2. Work in partnership to commission pilot projects and research to support innovation and investment in the most under-served communities of learners and encourage the adoption of ‘what works’ through demonstration and showcasing.

3. Advocate for change and support other organisations to tackle some of the underpinning wider societal challenges.

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