Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow, moved a debate in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 19 January 2010 on the subject of the Government's Skills Strategy.
MPs discussed vocational skills, apprenticeships and routes into training that provide an alternative to university.
Watch and read the views expressed by MPs who took part in the debate.
Westminster Hall debates
Westminster Hall adjournment debates allow MPs to discuss issues of local or personal interest which rarely have time to be debated in the main Chamber of the House of Commons.
MPs can discuss a variety of issues and receive a response from a government Minister.