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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



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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

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