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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.    BOOK NOW
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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