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Resetting the Skills Agenda

Resetting the Skills Agenda

Venue & Event Details

Resetting the Skills Agenda

- Tuesday 28 September 2021 | 10:00 –  15:00
- Click here to register


The recent Government White Paper Skills for Jobs provides the latest policy context around developing the right skills across the population relating to jobs and employability. 

This essential briefing will address how to offer young people opportunities to extend learning beyond 16, offering alternative routes to university and creating more employer-based and technical-based training. We will also look at the working-age population: how do we help unemployed people get back into work, how do we equip ‘older’ people with digital skills for the jobs of now and the future.

Brexit and Covid have been major drivers in creating both a serious skills gap, and record-high unemployment. Building back must be green and sustainable, and must address the changing nature of work and industry, with a demand for digital skills and a levelling up that sees greater diversity, wider access and better social inclusion. 

Who should attend?

  • FE college leaders, independent providers and Higher Education Institutions
  • Skills and talent managers within employers, business and industry
  • Local authorities and LEPs

Confirmed speakers: 

  • Mark Dawe, CEO, The Skills Network
  • Teresa Frith, Senior Skills Policy Manager, Association of Colleges

Key topics include:

  • An overview of the Skills for Jobs White Paper and the further education landscape
  • A skills-led recovery plan: Developing a 'fit for future' workforce
  • Pathways into employment: Maximizing opportunities to get people into work
  • Skills development to support the green agenda
  • Exploring the future landscape of technical education 
  • Return or reset? Reviewing employer-based training schemes post-COVID-19
  • Update on the introduction of new T Levels qualifications
  • How colleges are equipping young people for the workplace

Click here to register

Date & time
Tuesday 28 September 2021 10:00 - 15:00