2030 vision: Skills for economic growth and social justice

  11/03/2019 10:30   Event ID :14193

2030 vision: Skills for economic growth and social justice

Broadway House | Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ
Monday 11 March 2019 | 10:30-13:00

@LearnWorkUK   #SkillsVision2030

This policy solutions event launches a new flagship report on lifelong learning and skills.

Learning and skills are crucial to economic growth and social justice, but the UK has long lagged behind other countries and the number of adults taking part in publicly-funded learning has fallen by more than one million in the last decade.

Is the UK’s skills profile likely to improve? Can we improve our position relative to other countries? What would the benefits of this be to growth and social justice? How could we make a step change in learning and skills?

Attendees will hear about and discuss new Learning and Work Institute analysis showing the UK’s likely 2030 skills profile and how it might compare to other countries. The event will discuss the potential impacts of this and what can be done, including through the forthcoming Spending Review.

The event will feature:

  • Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee
  • Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute
  • Dr Fiona Aldridge, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute
  • David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges
  • Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • John Cope, Head of Education and Skills, CBI

See programme tab for the full agenda.

Attendance is subject to availability.

Programme

 

10:30 Arrival, registration and refreshments.

 

11:00 Welcome and introduction

 

Speaker: Stephen Evans, Chief Executive Learning and Work Institute

 

11:15 Keynote address “Apprenticeships and Social Justice’

 

Speaker: Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee

 

11:45 Panel “How do we build a world-class skills base in the UK?”

 

Chair: Dr Fiona Aldridge, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute

 

Panel

David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

John Cope, Head of Education and Skills, CBI

 

12:45 Final comments: 2030 vision

 

Speakers: Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee; Stephen Evans, Chief Executive Learning and Work Institute

 

13:00 Close

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