The Skills & Employability Summit returns this March 2023!

The Skills & Employability Summit returns on the 22nd of March at the iconic etc. Venues, Prospero House, chaired by Becci Newton Director of Public Policy Research at the Institute for Employment Studies. The Summit provides the perfect platform for training providers, higher education institutions, schools, employers, local and central government to establish key partnerships and discuss innovative ways to close the skills gap, enhance employability opportunities and drive workplace upskilling.

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With dedicated networking sessions and engaging thought-provoking discussions led by industry leaders, the summit offers a key focus on:

  • A look at today’s digital skills requirements and what is going to be required by the workers of tomorrow.
  • Dedicated spotlights to the requirements of specific sectors: hospitality, agriculture, and energy.
  • Addressing regional specificity across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Focus on apprenticeships and T-Levels
  • The efforts of key stakeholders to address the nation’s digital skills gaps and support upskilling in the workplace.
  • The positive effects upskilling can bring to society in terms of social mobility, diversity and inclusion.
  • Cross-sector networking opportunities with over 150 of your peers, sharing thought leadership and best practice from academic institutions, training providers, employers, local and central government, and the third sector.

No other show in the UK boasts such a senior audience of leaders, decision makers and innovative suppliers, and we can’t wait to open our doors to over 150 attendees for a content-packed day of learning and networking.

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With leading networking opportunities and over 7+hours of CPD accredited content, the Skills team have been working hard to bring together the sector’s most decorated and influential speakers, to share their knowledge, expertise, and best practice guidance. Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Baroness Morgan of Cotes, Chair, The Careers and Enterprise Company
  • Adam Hyland, Director of Accessibility and Inclusion, Diversity & Ability
  • Elena Magrini, Head of Global Research, Lightcast
  • Faiza Khan MBE, Director of Corporate Affairs, City and Guilds
  • Frank Bowley, Head of the Unit for Future Skills, Department for Education
  • Safaraz Ali, Co-Founder & CEO, Pathway Group
  • Becci Newton, Director - Public Policy Research, Institute for Employment Studies
  • Chris Cooper, Global Technical Lead for Skill Systems, British Council
  • Samantha Hornsby, Co-Founder, ERIC
  • Jude Hillary, Quantitative Research Director, NFER
  • Louise Rowland, Deputy CEO, Ufi VocTech Trust

Each speaker, dedicated to their respected craft will lead in either a keynote session, live debate or discussion, or tailored workshop, ensuring visitors feel empowered, inspired, and ready to implement key techniques, guidance, and resources.

Register your place today to meet, engage and network with like-minded and passionate peers so you can build key relationships and discuss innovative and effective ways to close the skills gap, enhance employability opportunities and drive workplace upskilling.

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