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Can T levels help to solve construction’s skills crisis?

Published on: 16 Aug 2023

The lack of skilled staff to supply the construction industry is exacerbated by the widely held view that vocational training is inferior to conventional academic qualifications. For most young people, and their parents, A levels and a university degree are still perceived as the route to better-paid, white-collar jobs. 

This is despite the fact that vocational courses can point the way to a range of positive career routes, from well-paid, entry-level jobs all the way through to degree apprenticeships and conventional degrees. 

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