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EMCC: Employment and skills summit 2017: Skills for the future

20 June, 2017, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Skills for the future – Employment and skills summit 2017.  Developing skills to underpin the Industrial Strategy across the Midlands Engine.

Building on previous years’ events, the Chamber’s 2017 Employment and Skills Summit will continue strengthening the link between education and the world of work.  Indeed, this activity will help to create an environment to improve competitiveness, innovation and productivity levels.

What’s it all about?

In summary, the summit will bring together education providers, businesses and policy makers.   This forum is in order to discuss practical ways businesses and the education sector can work together more effectively.  In this way, the correct skills required for economic growth in the East Midlands will be assured.

The summit will include a series of workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions and guest speakers.  Throughout the session there will be an emphasis on practical takeaways.

The agenda*

  • How technical education will deliver for the East Midlands “Re-imagining Education at the JCB Academy” – David Bell, Director, Chair of Governors: The JCB Academy, J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
  • Providing the skills needed to deliver large scale infrastructure projects – the role of the supply-chain, HS2 Limited
  • Digital Skills – developing skills for a digital economy – IBM
  • Assessing the skills needs in a post Brexit economy – Growing your own (potential impact of Brexit on skills)
    Apprenticeship Reform and the Levy – National Apprenticeship Service
  • A choice of workshops will be available on the day, including content provided by: Tomorrow’s Engineers, D2N2 LEP, LLEP, Cascaid, National Careers Service, Loughborough University, Institute of Engineering and Technology.

*The full agenda and workshop content is still to be finalised.

Exhibitor opportunities

There are both exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available.  The cost is £75 + VAT for East Midlands Chamber members and £150.00 +VAT for non-members.  There are also separate sponsorship opportunities for the event, which can be tailored to suit.  For further information please contact the Chamber’s policy teamView the current list of exhibitors.

Further information and registration

There is a nominal charge for this event (£20 for members, £75 for non-members) which includes refreshments, a buffet lunch and parking.  However, there will be no charge for representation from East Midlands schools (maximum 1 place per organisation).  Find out more and register.


20 June, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


East Midlands Chamber


Loughborough Uni – West Park Teaching Hub
2 Oakwood Drive
Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3QF United Kingdom
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01509 222222


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