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Solace Masterclass - Skills for the future and local economic growth: The r...
Fri 28 April 2017, 09:45 – 14:00 BST
Solace Masterclass - Skills for the future and local economic growth: The role of Local Authorities
The masterclass will look at the role Local Authorities can play in ensuring our young people are adequately equipped with the skills they need to meet the demands of the modern local and regional economy.
Chair: Tom Stannard, Director of Economy and Skills at Oldham Council and joined by expert speakers from Prospects
The purpose of the Masterclass: The masterclass will explore addressing the skills needs and unemployment in local areas and how we can collectively ensure our citizens are adequately equipped to meet the demands of the modern, local and regional economies.
09:45 - Arrivals, Registration and Refreshments
10:00 - Welcome and Introduction to the Masterclass
Chair: Tom Stannard, Director of Economy and Skills, Oldham Council
Welcome from host: Nick Bell, Chief Executive, Prospects
Overview and scene setting – skills crisis & funding crisis
Latest academic research/findings
The Oldham perspective
10:30 - Session 1: Business Employer Perspective– skill shortages
11:00 - Session 2: A whole system approach to using the skills and employment agenda to bring about inclusive growth
Speaker: Nick Bell, Chief Executive, Prospects
11:45 - Refreshment Break
12:00 - Session 3: CASE STUDY ONE: Whole systems education and skills interventions in local government
12:30 - Session 4: CASE STUDY TWO: Skills devolution – opportunities, benefits and risks
13:00 - Speaker Panel
13:20 - Chair’s Summary
13:25 - Masterclass Ends with lunch and networking