Policy Forum for London

Next steps for tackling the London skills gap - training and guidance, funding and the Mayor’s skills strategy

Morning, Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Please note the date of this seminar has changed.


This seminar will consider the future for skills policy in London - looking at priorities and next steps for the Mayor’s Skills for Londoners agenda, which aims to develop a city-wide strategic approach to skills policy - as well as its long-term implications for the Capital’s economy.


Delegates will consider the potential challenges for implementing key measures from the Mayor’s draft strategy, exploring how London’s education and FE sectors can most effectively align skills provision with the requirements of growing sectors within London’s economy, and looking in particular at how the devolution of the Adult Skills Budget might be utilised to achieve this ambition.


Further sessions will consider what further action might be taken to create more, high-quality apprenticeships - assessing the feasibility of the Mayor’s manifesto pledge to ring-fence the Apprenticeship Levy for London - as well as looking at the challenges for developing an all-ages career guidance offering and reaching those Londoners currently employed in insecure or low-paid forms of work.


The conference will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders including representatives of employers and trade unions, schools, the FE Sector, training providers, local councils, lawyers, members of the HR profession, and reporters from the national and trade media.



Guest of Honour

Anthony Impey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Optimity and Member, Skills for Londoners Taskforce

Guest of Honour

Anthony Impey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Optimity and Member, Skills for Londoners Taskforce

Keynote Speakers

Councillor Darren Rodwell

Leader, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Executive Member, City Development, London Councils

Mark Hilton

Executive Director, Policy, London First

Speakers

Chris Wright

Chief Executive, Catch22

Deborah Streatfield

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MyBigCareer

Phil Chamberlain

Executive Director, External Engagement, City Lit

Joe Dromey

Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Janette Welton-Pai

Partnerships Manager, Greater London, Construction Industry Training Board