14-19 Skills for Employability
30 Nov 2010
Equipping young people for the world of employment. To be held at America Square Conference Centre, London and broadcast at our regional satellite viewing hub in St Helens, Merseyside.

The conference will provide one of the first opportunities to discuss the results of the new skills strategy. It brings together senior representatives from the learning and skills sector with employers to discuss the implications of the latest policy developments.

Programme
09:00
Pre-conference interview with Derek Browne Entrepreneurs In Action Limited
10:10
Mike Baker Broadcaster and Journalist
Welcome and introduction from conference chair

10:20
Andy Palmer Head of Skills Development, BT Group |
The skills employers need from young people

10:20
Tim Hutchings, Chief Executive, Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The skills employers need from young people

10:40
Richard Beamish Chief Executive Officer, Asset Skills
Developing employability qualifications

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
John Stone Chief Executive, LSN
Skills funding developments

12:20
Panel discussion: working together to develop skills Session 2
Abigail Smith, Advisor, Qualifications, UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) Derek Browne, Chief Executive, Entrepreneurs in Action Asha Khemka OBE, Principal and CEO, West Nottinghamshire College Nick Duggan, Assistant Director, 14-19 Commissioning, Sheffield City Council

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and refreshments
14:00
Jane Scott Paul | Chief Executive, AAT
Keynote address: Expectations versus reality Karen Liddle, Payments Services and Work Process Improvement Finance Manager, Proctor and Gamble

14:20
Peter Cobrin, National Education Director, notgoingtouni.co.uk
Developing a curriculum for employability

14:40
Sam Coulstock, Customer Relationship Director, The Springboard Charity
Work-based learning and work experience

15:00
Steve Higginbotham Incoming President, Institute of Careers Guidance
Careers guidance for young people

15:20
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:40
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:55
Key Issue Seminar 1: Employer engagement from SMEs
Kaye Cramp, Curriculum Support Team Leader, Derbyshire Education Business Kathy Mountford, Careers and Personal Development Adviser, Heanor Gate Science College

15:55
Key Issue Seminar 2: Developing the entrepreneurs of the future
Derek Browne, Chief Executive, Entrepreneurs in Action

15:55
Key Issue Seminar 3: Vocational and practical learning: whose learning is it anyway?
Lee Davies, Deputy Chief Executive, Institute for Learning