Policy Forum for London

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

TO BE PUBLISHED July 2018


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.



Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Policy Forum for London seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates