Martin Ford 15 May 2023

Greater Manchester unveils skills devolution plan

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The shape of skills devolution in the trailblazer devolution deals has been outlined by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.

Speaking as part of a panel assembled by the Institute for Government, Mayor Burnham lifted the lid on a new Manchester Baccalaureate, which he said would achieve parity between technical and university education, and create a pipeline of skills in demand locally.

Mayor Burnham said: ‘This is the single biggest thing I can do to change life chances in Manchester’.

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