Event

Webinar: 21st Century Skills System: Northern Ireland

Webinar: 21st Century Skills System: Northern Ireland

30th November 2018, 12.30 - 13.30

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.

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. The project has undertaken desk-based, secondary analysis and primary qualitative research with representatives of the skills system and those working closely with it to consider the challenges faced by the skills system, what success would like, and will consider recommendations for what needs to stay the same and what needs to change. The project builds on previous work that IPPR Scotland and FETL have undertaken and has been conducted in a three stage process, looking at challenges, success and, now entering stage 3, recommendations. Given the huge challenges facing Northern Ireland and Scotland - and the UK as a whole - the skills system can be at the centre of getting Northern Ireland and Scotland ready for the future, and able to take the opportunities and meet the challenges brought by automation, ageing, economic underperformance and inequalities. You can read the report of this work here. 

Please note this event has been cancelled.

23rd May 2019

Connecting the Dots: the Role of Further Education in Local Priorities and National Challenges

Featuring: 

  • Karin Smyth MP, Bristol South
  • Emma Jarnman, Vice Principal, City of Bristol College
  • Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Leader of Gloucestershire County Council
  • Smita Jamdar, Partner at Shakespeare Martineau
  • Prof Ewart Keep, Director of the Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), Oxford University

Dame Ruth Silver, President of Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL), invites you to join colleagues working in the FE system and local government at the FETL Spring Symposium.

This Symposium, held in Bristol Parkway, will consider the extent to which institutional, local system, and national priorities align, and ask what policy or cultural changes may be required in order to allow the FE sector to contribute fully to the needs of the country and local communities.

At a time when Combined Authorities and LEPs are being asked to devise local industrial strategies, this timely discussion will bring together stakeholders from across the system and local government to explore how FE can play a more prominent role in addressing a range of policy challenges from raising productivity, the impact of the 4th industrial revolution, and supporting local infrastructure projects.

The symposium will include a networking lunch from 12:30 to 13:30.

Please RSPV here.

Location

City of Bristol College – AEC at Parkway Centre
New Road
Stoke Gifford
BS34 8SF

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17th July 2019

The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed” – William Gibson, 2003

The next FETL symposium will be held in Parliament and will focus on the emerging role of technology in further education. EdTech and the application of AI has the potential to transform every aspect of teaching, learning and the education environment – but will it and indeed should it?

In line with the Government’s EdTech Strategy, this event will explore the impact of technology on teaching and highlight some of the latest innovations that are being employed in the classroom and workshop to enhance learning. Specifically, the event will involve students to provide a live demonstration of how virtual and mixed reality can provide a more hands-on educational experience.

The symposium discussion will address the challenges and efficacy of moving towards a more technology centred FE sector.

Find more details and save the date here

Location

Attlee Suite
Portcullis House
1 Parliament Street
Westminster
SW1A 2JR

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