o A child would leave school without the skills he needs under a Labor government, Sir Keir Starmer has promised.
Labor would revise the curriculum with a focus on digital skills, labs and life skills, as well as sports and the arts.
In the long run – combined with advice on professional careers – it would mean that no young person would leave compulsory education without the necessary qualifications, the party said.
Sir Keir said: âEvery child should leave education ready for work and ready for life.
âEmployers across the country, in all industries, have told me how much they need well-rounded young people with relevant skills, tech literate, equipped for life.
âAnd the young people told me how ambitious they are for their own future.
“That is why Labor would create an education system that would equip every child with the skills for the future.”
In the latest political pledge at the Labor conference in Brighton, the party said it would reform the citizenship curriculum in the curriculum to include retirement planning, understanding credit scores and applying for a loan mortgage.
Each child would have access to a device at home thanks to a fund made available to local authorities to replace laptops and tablets distributed during the pandemic.
There is also reportedly Â£ 250million available for counseling to help 65,000 young people aged 16 to 17 who are not in education, employment or training.
About fifteen internships would also be made compulsory and young people would have access to a professional guidance counselor.