Matthew joined Robert Halfon, and Chair of the Education Select Committee, on a visit to Middlesex University to see their new partnership with London’s Capital City College Group (CCCG) in action.
Leaders from Middlesex University London and London’s CCCG called for barriers to lifelong learning to be removed, and for the education system to offer learners greater flexibility to move between different types of learning at different times in their lives.
The calls came as Middlesex University and CCCG have entered into a new strategic partnership to plug the growing skills gap in London, and to create opportunities for students to participate in higher education by offering seamless
Robert Halfon said: “It is encouraging to see Middlesex University and Capital City College Group are collaborating to help learners navigate their learning journey, and creating ladders of opportunity for learners to support social mobility.
“Both further and higher education have an important role to play in delivering high quality technical education.”
Matthew said: “The Middlesex University/CCCG partnership has the potential to make a real difference for learners in Hendon, plugging the skills gap and supporting people to access education throughout their lives.”