Review Into Post-16 Education Launched

10th September 2018

The qualifications on offer to over sixteens in Jersey is being scrutinised to see if they’re giving young people the skills to get a job.

A panel of politicians is looking at the range of A level, academic and vocational courses and whether they meet the needs of local employers.

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The Education and Home Affairs Scrutiny Panel will look at:

  • The current courses and qualifications available
  • Whether they meet young peoples’ needs
  • Whether they’re desirable for local businesses and industries when recruiting qualified staff
  • If the current system suitably equips young people to be active members of society
  • How Jersey compares to other post-16 education systems around the world.

The Panel’s Chairman, Deputy Rob Ward says the island’s young people deserve the best:

“Learning is something that we continue to do at all stages of our lives, whether it be through employment, training or academic study. There is a continuing pressure on children and young people to develop skills that will aid their pursuit of qualifications and employment, and post-16 education is one of the most important areas where these skills are developed.”

You can share your thoughts with the panel by emailing scrutiny@gov.je, or writing to:

Scrutiny Office
Morier House
Halkett Place
St Helier
JE1 1DD

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