Sector Led Skills Workshops: Advance Manufacturing & engineering
- Friday 31st March between 10:30 -12:30 (lunch will be provided)
- Airbus, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AS
The London Stansted Cambridge Consortium’s Growth Commission highlighted a failure to invest in skills supply as one of the main risks to the Corridor achieving its potential to become a global life sciences and tech region. As part of the response to Commission’s recommendation, are convening a series of sector-based workshops to gain a better understanding of the skills needs of the Corridor’s key sectors. This second workshop will focus on advance manufacturing and engineering, bringing together a number of employers, colleges, universities, plus the LEPs in the region.
This region has a huge manufacturing and engineering base, with a private sector investment in R&D far out stripping the UK average.
To inform discussion, the Consortium will be undertaking new research into the region’s labour market. Following these seminars we will be presenting our findings to Robert Halfon, Minister for Skills and MP for Harlow.
The key issues for discussion at the workshop include:
· What are the skills needs of employers in the sector over the next three to five years?
· What is already provided by FE colleges and Universities in the Corridor and how does it meet the future requirements?
· How do we ensure that the education and training offer is shaped by employers in a way which matches their understanding of the skills required for the roles they are creating?
· How do we ensure that young people understand the education and training opportunities available link to future employment opportunities?
All full briefing note will be circulated ahead of the seminar to inform the discussion.
For further details and register your attendance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively you can contact Tim by telephone on 020 8489 1598.