Morning, Tuesday, 4th December 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will consider the further steps that can be taken by Government, education providers and employers to improve England’s technical education offering at Levels 4 and 5.
With the Government conducting a review into how higher technical education can better address the needs of learners and employers, sessions will assess key issues for delivery. This includes looking at what more should be done to achieve parity of esteem between technical and higher education, the work being done by the Office for Students to support the growth of technical routes available to students, and next steps for promoting STEM subjects as outlined in the Industrial Strategy.
It will also be an opportunity for delegates to discuss progress on the establishment of Institutes of Technology (IoTs) to develop skills in areas such as advanced manufacturing, infrastructure and digital, with the first ones expected to open in September 2019.
The conference will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders including employers and trade unions, the further education sector, training providers, awarding bodies, universities, community groups, local authorities, academics, and reporters from the national and trade media.