The FE sector faces “big challenges,” says AELP CEO

Speaking at the AELP ‘Making a Difference with Employers’ conference recently, CEO Stewart Segal said that training providers’ success in working with employers is the USP which makes them well placed to handle the challenges now facing the FE and skills sector.

Segal set out a series of short and long-term challenges as the sector responds to the ‘rigour and responsiveness’ agenda that ministers have proposed to satisfy the demands of employers and learners.

Segal said: “Providers are meeting the current challenges from a position of strength.  Nevertheless we have to work even more closely with employers.  We have to put them at the centre of the programmes and balance their needs with the needs of the learners, while delivering quality services.”