Event

Rising to the challenge- FETL Summer Symposium

Rising to the challenge- FETL Summer Symposium

17th July 2017, 12:00
Portcullis House, House of Commons, Westminster,

In the 2017 FETL summer symposium, we shall meet to reflect upon the considerable changes that the 2015-2017 Parliament has implemented. More importantly, we shall consider what these changes may mean for the life of the next Parliament.

We are delighted to confirm three of our opening speakers at this important and timely event: James Kirkup is the Director of the Social Market Foundation and the former Executive Editor - Politics for The Telegraph. He was a lobby journalist for 16 years and before joining the Telegraph he was Political Editor of the Scotsman, covered European politics and economics for Bloomberg, and reported from countries including Iran, Zimbabwe and the USA. Sally Hunt is the General Secretary of the University and College Union - the world's largest post-16 education trade union. She has two decades' experience as a senior trade union official and has been general secretary of the University and College Union (UCU), since 2007. Sally represents UCU on the general council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Seamus Nevin is Head of Employment and Skills Policy at the Institute of Directors. He is a member of a number of Government panels and advisory groups including the government's National Living Wage advisory group, the Department for Education's Teaching Excellence Framework advisory group, the Business Enterprise Reference Group at Ofsted and the Stakeholder Reference Panel at the Institute for Apprenticeships.

Location:

Portcullis House, House of Commons, Westminster,

30th November 2018

The project’s aim is to look at what a 21st century skills system will need to look like, in light of the challenges we face now and in the future. The project aims to compare Northern Ireland and Scotland as two devolved parts of the UK, with some similarities when it comes to the skills system, and big differences in terms of social, political and economic context.

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05th December 2018

On behalf of Dame Ruth Silver and Baroness Sue Garden of Frognal, you are invited to the Further Education Trust for Leadership’s 2018 Winter Symposium in Parliament.

This year’s theme is lifelong learning, and accompanying the discussion will be a networking lunch and keynote address from former Skills Minister the Rt Hon. John Hayes CBE MP.  

In addition to asking what lifelong learning should look like in a changing society and labour market, this will be a great opportunity to network with college and sector leaders, parliamentarians, employers and other sector stakeholders.

We would be delighted if you could join us at this event. Please find further details below and by following this link to RSVP. We will be in touch shortly to provide an update on the guest speakers. You can also find out more about our work supporting the leadership of thinking in FE here.

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