BME Hub Discussion: Education, Employment and Training
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BME Hub Discussion: Education, Employment and Training

BME Hub Discussion: Education, Employment and Training

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RJC Dance

Mandela Centre

Chapeltown Rd

Leeds

LS7 3HY

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Across the UK real progress has been made in closing the gap in educational attainment at school between BME people and white people. However, evidence shows that when BME young people go to university they are less likely to gain the highest grades. In the labour market they are more likely to be unemployed and when they are working they earn less than their peers.

This meeting of the BME Hub will give attendees an opportunity to find out how Leeds is working to deliver better education, training and employment opportunities and to discuss ways in which outcomes for BME young people could be improved.

09:45 | Refreshments and Networking

10:00 | Welcome and Introductions

10:10 | Education

Speakers: Andrew Eastwood, Head of Learning Improvement, Leeds City Council Children’s Services & Therese O’Sullivan Learning Improvement Consultant

Education priorities for Leeds. How BME children and young people do in Leeds’ schools. The work that Leeds is doing to meet the needs of diverse communities.

10:30 | Training

Speaker: Andrea Cowans, Director of Student Services, Leeds City College

Available post education pathways. Outreach to BME communities and accessibility of training and apprenticeships.

10:50 | Employment

Speaker: Matt Wilton, Head of Employment Access and Growth, Leeds City Council

Challenges in BME employment and action taken to resolve them. Opportunities for self-employment and enterprise. Opportunities for BME people to develop their careers.

11:10 | Question and Answer Session

11:20 | Comfort Break

11:35 | Round Table Discussion

Where are the gaps in provision for BME young people?

What could be done differently in the city?

What good examples of projects are you aware of?

Are there low cost/no cost ideas that could make a difference?

12:35 | Feedback from tables

12:45 | Completion of session feedback and networking

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