The challenges and opportunities facing the Scottish skills system

The challenges and opportunities facing the Scottish skills system

19th April 2017, 12:30 – 15:00 BST

FETL activity covers the four nations of the UK. Following a report by the Institute for Public Policy and Research, (IPPR) sponsored by FETL (Equipping Scotland for the Future) published in January 2017, we are delighted to announce a panel event to discuss the current and future challenges and opportunities facing the skills system in Scotland.

John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Scotland, will take part as will Daniel Johnson from Scottish Labour and Tavish Scott from the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

The event takes place on the 19th April 2017 in Edinburgh. If you would like to attend please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-challenges-and-opportunities-facing-the-scottish-skills-system-tickets-33304319115?aff=es2

You can access the report at http://fetl.org.uk/inspiration-thinking/publications

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 the future of lifelong learning, and accompanying the discussion will be a networking lunch and keynote address from former Skills Minister the Rt Hon. Sir John Hayes CBE MP.

Facilitating this forward looking discussion will be Prof Tom Schuller, and we will have panel contributions from Dr Fiona Aldridge, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute, and Dr Paul Feldman, Chief Executive, Jisc.

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.

Attendees at this event will require an official invitation to enter the Palace of Westminster, so if you would like to attend this event please contact simon.kelleher@policyconnect.org.uk to RSVP.

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