Skills Crunch-Improving Access to Talent
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Skills Crunch-Improving Access to Talent

Skills Crunch-Improving Access to Talent

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Canvas Loft Bar

45 Poole Hill

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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How can Tech, Creative, and Digital companies improve access to skills and talent?

We’d like to invite you to a ‘Skills Crunch’ evening, on Wednesday, 5th October 2016 at Canvas 18:00-20:00 pm.

The night brings the sector, as well as education leaders, together to discuss the challenges of recruiting and nurturing talent on the South Coast. We’d like to capture your insights and identify ways to tackle this. There will also be an update on the Digital Horizons programme and what it’s already doing to tackle this issue. Again, we’d like your insights, to make sure its future is guided by industry needs.

There will be a few short presentations followed by breakout groups to discuss issues that focus on these two key concerns:

  1. 1.     How do we increase/improve student awareness, interest, and readiness to work in the sector?
  2. 2.     How can we overcome the challenges in fulfilling talent and recruitment needs at a more senior level?

 Although there will be plenty of drinks and canapes, the evening has a strong practical focus:

  • Outcomes of the discussions around student engagement will shape the strategy of the Digital Horizons programme
  • Attendees include head teachers, senior leaders, and career advisers from Bournemouth schools looking for guidance they can give their students
  • Outcomes of the discussions for higher level staff will define the agenda and business case Silicon South is making to win government funding for the digital sector in Dorset.

Making a difference to the ever-present challenges of accessing talent can only succeed if it’s led and shaped by the sector itself. Please come and share your ideas and experiences to help ensure that projects which can make an impact deliver exactly what is needed and, of course, have a drink on us in the process.

 The Agenda:

 18:00-18:30: Registration, Drinks and Meet up

 18:30-18:40: Anthony Story – Improving student readiness for the workplace

 18:40-18:50: Guest speaker Danny Dukes at Outpost VFX – making a difference. How Outpost VFX is providing simple workplace visits that don’t impact day-to-day business

 18:50-19:00: Claire Crombie Client Engagement Director at Rarely Impossible discusses workplace workshops

 19:00-19:10 Gregg Turner-positive students’ experience

 19:10-19:15: Anthony Story - Developing a broader talent strategy, which can secure public funding for the digital sector

 19:15-19:45 Network, group task, and results

 19:45-19:50 Group feedback

 19:50-20:00 Summary and Next steps/Drinks

 

 We are looking forward to welcoming you to what should be a great social and practical evening. Be part of the positive change!

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