Education and Training: giving today's young people the workplace skills they will need

Education and Training: giving today's young people the workplace skills they will need

8 March 2017, 12 – 2pm 


A recurring theme from the PwC Annual Global CEO Survey has been a concern around availability of key skills, and new skills needed by employees (83% of CEOs surveyed in this year’s CEO survey expressed concern about the availability of finding staff with key skills).
PwC, the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), and Business in the Community have teamed up to organise an event in Bristol called ‘Education and Training: giving today’s young people the workplace skills they will need’. The event will look at how policy makers and business can work together to ensure that education and training systems promote the employability, skills and innovation young people need, as well as increasing social mobility and equality; thus reducing the skills gap.
A panel debate, composed of experts from government, business, the education/qualifications and training world, NGOs and the youth perspective will consider the economic and societal benefits of inclusive education; promoting equality and diversity; how to make sure that education and training are relevant to the actual and future workplace; as well as how to break down the barriers to access.
Please RSVP by Monday 27 February 2017 to 
12.00pm Registration and sandwich lunch
12.30pm Welcome speech, Maggie McGhee, ACCA
12.35pm Keynote speech, Claire Hiscott, Bristol Councillor for Horfield and cabinet member to the Bristol Mayor on Education and Skills
12.45pm Panel discussion moderated by Gilly Lord, PwC
    ● Peter Lauener, Head of the Skills Funding Agency
    ● Michael Kane, PwC Director, led work on the Sheffield         City Skills Bank
    ● Jane Harrington, Deputy VC, University of the West of         England
    ● Catherine Sermon, Employability Director, Business in         the Community
    ● Sophie Giltinan, Chair of the Bristol Youth Council
13.35pm Q&A
13.50pm Wrap up, Gilly Lord

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