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Inequalities put strain on adult learning, warns charity

Nesta says adult learning system must improve to keep up with the technological revolution

Strategies to boost the number of people taking part in adult learning must factor in regional and economic barriers, a charity has warned, explaining that the system is “under increasing strain”.

In a report on the future of adult learning, innovation charity Nesta argued that the UK needs to increase lifelong learning opportunities to help workers reskill, as automation pulls jobs away from sectors such as construction and opens up opportunities in white-collar professional services.

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