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Skills, Employment and Growth Conference 2017: Surviving instability in the...
Wed 5 April 2017, 09:00 – 16:00 BST
Join us for the Skills, Employment and Growth Conference where leading experts will discuss the main issues that will shape the future of the UK’s economy and labour market.
The announcement of T-Levels and investment in technical skills included in the 2017 budget represent the biggest ever shake-up of vocational training in the UK. The reforms come at a time when uncertainty surrounding Brexit threatens to have a major impact on the country’s skills base, employment levels and growth rate. Government policies, including the apprenticeship levy saw 2.4 million apprenticeships created in 2010-15 with a further 3 million expected by 2020. The ongoing devolution of powers to city regions in England will allow local authorities to provide innovative solutions to address skills shortages and boost regional growth.
- Benefit from unique insights into the latest Government policy, the impact of Brexit and the implications of devolution.
- Network with delegates from across the education sector, local Government and the business world.
- Have your specific questions answered by some of the biggest names in skills and employment policy.
- Analyse examples of best practice and learn innovative approaches to skills training, boosting employment and driving growth.
- Plan ahead to meet the skills demands of employers in the future.
The Skills, Employment and Growth Conference boasts many outstanding speakers from across the public and private sectors. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant, high-quality presentations. Expect speakers to cover a wide variety of topics including:
- Understand the implications of Brexit and the Government’s industrial strategy.
- How the Government’s apprenticeship targets can help address the skills shortage and high unemployment levels among young people.
- Assess the impact of the national living wage.
- How the devolution of the skills budget will benefit the economy.
- How industry and training providers can work more closely to ensure young people are learning the right skills.