Morning, Tuesday, 9th October 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will consider next steps for skills devolution in England.
It will be an opportunity to assess how Metro Mayors, LEPs and combined authorities can best develop regional skills policies to improve local productivity and growth, ahead of the devolution of Adult Education Budget from 2019 and as areas across the country develop their own Local Industrial Strategies.
Delegates will also discuss what further devolution might be considered - following calls from Metro Mayors for the devolution of apprenticeship levy funding and further skills powers - as well as discussing what might be done to ensure employers and learners in regions yet to agree a deal do not lose out.
Further sessions will assess how regional actors might be affected by developments in skills policy - looking at how schools might be better supported to meet requirements outlined in the Careers Strategy to increase the number of encounters between students and employers, and the steps being taken to boost social mobility in Opportunity Area ‘cold spots’.