5th International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training 2018

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Thursday July 5, 2018 - Friday July 6, 2018

09:15-17:45

BEIS Conference Centre

1 Victoria St, Westminster, London, SW1E 5ND

Social Mobility, industrial and skills strategies, post-Brexit: What role can employer engagement and technical education play?

The 2018 Fifth International Employer Engagement Conference, hosted by the charity Education and Employers and the Edge Foundation, brought together leading researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world to present recent research and discuss employer engagement in education, policy development and delivery and provide a platform to influence governments’ commitment to innovative policy and leadership in the field.

On 5th July, our Senior Research Manager Tami McCrone, chaired the session School to work transitions and also spoke on project based learning in university technical colleges (UTCs) and how are employers engaged?

The two day event, with support from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Careers and Enterprise Company, and the Commercial Education Trust, focused on employer engagement in education and training and how it relates to the Government’s plans for social mobility improvement, the implementation of its Industrial Strategy and improving the flow of skills into the labour market post Brexit. In this context it is more important than ever for UK to grow its own skills, close the gap between education and employment, improve careers advice, expand employer engagement to underpin industrial strategy and tackle inequalities/drive social mobility.

For further event information visit the Education and Employers website.

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