- Lesley Davies OBE, Director of Strategy,The Chartered Institution for Further Education
- Gillian Keegan MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills
- Jane Hickie, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers
- President, Association of Colleges
- Clive Memmott OBE, Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
- Lowell Williams, Chair, Colleges West Midlands
- Ian Pryce CBE, Principal and Chief Executive, Bedford College
- Bhavina Bharkhada, Senior Campaigns and Skills Policy Manager, Make UK
- Chris Payne, Deputy Chief Executive, NCG
- Grant Glendinning, Executive Principal North, NCG
- Sarah Marlow, Skills Hub Deputy Manager, OxLEP Skills
- Fiona Chalk, National Head of Governance Development, The Education and Training Foundation
- Cerian Ayres, National Head of Technical Education, The Education and Training Foundation
- Tracey Wood, Head of Business Development, Hopwood College
- Anne Marie Spry, Group Vice Principal, Leeds City College
- Lee Pryor, Director of Apprenticeships, Luminate Education Group
Join Westminster Insights timely The Future of Further Education Digital Conference
to explore the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill.
You will review the key measures from the bill including accountability, governance and enhanced collaboration with employers to deliver qualifications to drive the post pandemic recovery and plug local skills gaps.
We will explore the Local Skills Improvement Plans framework and the Strategic Development Fund pilots, as well as how to enhance meaningful collaboration between providers and local industry to translate their needs into a curriculum that delivers local and highly specialised skills provision.
You will hear from industry bodies including the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
and best practice case studies from industry and further education providers. Colleges West Midlands
will share how they have delivered a flexible curriculum and maximised resources to widen participation in response to skills needs in their locality.
Oxfordshire LEP will share how to utilise technology and artificial intelligence to match local employers’ needs with available training opportunities.
You will explore the workforce exchange programme, reviewing workforce development strategies, attracting and retaining highly skilled staff and training the next generation of technical experts.