Further education sector can play key role in economic recovery

Further education sector can play key role in economic recovery

Colleges like Limavady’s NW Regional College can play a key role in economic recovery say principals.

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FURTHER Education Colleges in Northern Ireland have a key role to play in helping to rebuild the economy after coronavirus, MLAs heard last week.

NW Regional College Principal, Leo Murphy was among three further education chiefs who told Stormont’s Economy Committee that the sector can play a crucial role in supporting business by turning out high numbers of people who are skilled and work-ready.

Alongside him were Michael McAlister from South West College and Louise Warde Hunter from Belfast Metropolitan College.

The principals said that they are working closely with the Department for the Economy to look at how vocational learning can resume as soon as it is safe to do so.

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