Connecting the Dots: the Role of Further Education in Local Priorities and National Challenges
- 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.
City of Bristol College – AEC at Parkway Centre