Morning, Thursday, 10th March 2022
***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine the prospects and next steps for the growth of green jobs in the UK.
Delegates will look at what will be needed from government - and from education, training and industry stakeholders - to facilitate retraining opportunities and tackle critical green skills gaps in the UK workforce.
We expect discussion to focus on strategies for:
- aligning the education and vocational training sectors to develop a strong pipeline of the green skills needed on the ground
- supporting businesses, and attracting public and private investment
- boosting the provision of retraining opportunities and support for the workforce
It will be an opportunity to assess the issues in the context of the significant policy drive from the Government to prepare the workforce for a green economy, and ensure jobs and skills support net-zero ambitions - an aim that has been included in major initiatives such as the Net Zero Strategy and the earlier Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
Key stakeholders and policymakers will consider priorities for reaching the Government’s goal of creating two million green jobs by 2030, as well as evaluating the recommendations laid out by the Green Jobs Taskforce and the Environmental Audit Committee following their analysis of the key challenges in this area.
We are pleased to be able to include contributions from: Stephen Phipson, Chief Executive Officer, Make UK; Nick Molho, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group; Member, Green Jobs Taskforce; and Rhian Kelly, Director, Corporate Affairs, National Grid.
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, as well as from FE colleges, schools, apprenticeship providers, energy providers, construction and engineering groups, land and property developers, environmental groups, training bodies, recruitment agencies, university leaders, science and technical centres, economic think tanks, as well as researchers in academia and higher education, together with reporters from the national and specialist media.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference