King Charles questions lack of vocational education

Posted: 26th October 2022

King Charles has praised the value of technical skills and apprenticeships, describing the lack of vocational education in schools  as a “great tragedy”. His comments were made during a special edition of BBC One’s The Repair Shop at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, filmed before the Queen’s death. During the episode, Charles is filmed meeting students from the Prince’s Foundation Building Craft Programme, a training initiative that teaches traditional skills including blacksmithing, stonemasonry and wood carving. He says: “I still think the great tragedy is the lack of vocational education in schools. Actually not everybody is designed for the academic.” He added: “I think that’s been the biggest problem sometimes that is forgotten. Apprenticeships are vital, but they just abandoned apprenticeships for some reason. It gives people intense satisfaction and reward.”
Source: Daily Express 

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