title: 'UK govt pressured to bring back polytechnics' published: true publish_date: '31-08-2016 14:56' taxonomy: category:
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The government is being urged to bring back polytechnic colleges in order to revamp the image and status of vocational courses in Britain. VoR’s Sarah Johnston reports. In the early ’90s, ministers turned many polytechnics into ‘new universities’ in a bid to make academic and vocational qualifications more equal. But twenty years down the line, academics say it is left the country with a ‘significant shortage’ of technical skills.