TO BE PUBLISHED December 2019
This seminar will assess the initial implementation of the National Retraining Scheme and next steps for its development.
Delegates will consider the approach being adopted by the National Retraining Partnership and how it can most effectively integrate into the existing skills, training and qualifications landscape.
With concerns over the funding of the scheme being raised by some in the sector, and with projected costs for the programme yet to be outlined, delegates will discuss cost expectations and sources of funding - including the potential balance of contributions from government, employers and users.
They will discuss the possible size and scope of the programme and - with pilots initially focussed towards adults in low-skilled work and occupations susceptible to automation - options for expansion into further sectors and workforce areas.
We expect discussion on what will be needed to create a programme that matches user needs so as to ensure high take-up and the involvement of hard-to-reach groups, particularly those lacking the time, money and confidence or the necessary skills to retrain.
Further sessions discuss how careers advice and guidance will need to develop to support the creation of a culture of retraining and lifelong learning, which is cited as an overarching objective of the Scheme.
It takes place with changes at the National Careers Service and with the Careers Strategy currently being implemented - and in the face of evolving technology and changing workforce needs.
We also expect discussion on the role for qualifications and awarding bodies in the changing skills landscape.
With the Government recently announcing plans for new qualifications for digital skills, delegates will consider options for further new qualifications to compliment the programme, and how they might be implemented.
With the National Retraining Scheme widely considered as a response to work automation, further sessions will consider the likely broader economic impacts, discussing how the programme can be designed to combat macro-economic challenges such as skill shortages, productivity issues and labour mobility - and examples of how retraining is being approached outside the UK.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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