Bim Afolami: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the incentives to retrain and re-skill as part of the industrial strategy.
Anne Milton: The Government is developing a modern Industrial Strategy which aims to increase employee wages through education and training. This will help workers achieve their career aspirations and increase their earning potential.
We are investing up to £40 million to pilot new approaches for career-long learning. The first of these pilots – the Flexible Learning Fund – was launched in October. This Fund provides up to £10 million to support projects designed to improve access to training for working adults with low or intermediate skills.