At this year’s Labour Party Conference, the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has partnered with NCFE to hold a public panel discussion:
Skills development and provision continues to be a major policy focus to increase economic prosperity, tackle employer-reported skills shortages and support every individual to build fulfilling and productive careers. Lord Blunkett‘s October 2022 report calls for a “revolution” in learning and skills to achieve sustainable economic growth, recognising the importance of transferable skills and flexibility at a time when workforce needs are changing at an ever-increasing rate. Major change is possible, and it is right to be ambitious, but we need to look beyond what we’ve seen so far.
A report by NCFE, Corndel and the Edge Foundation proposes bold changes designed to help the system cope with constant change. This panel will bring together politicians, employers and other skills stakeholders to discuss the future of skills policy. Speakers will consider the importance of human skills in the context of technology and how the rise of AI is changing the world of work. They will explore the possibilities flexible provision offers to meet the needs of employers, and how modernising approaches to assessment and developing skills provision can deliver a truly responsive system.
We are delighted to welcome Lord Blunkett; David Gallagher, NCFE; James Kelly, Corndel; Sarah Roché, Royal Mail and Professor Steven Spier, Kingston University. Natalie Perera, EPI’s Chief Executive will chair the session.
** Note: This event will take place in the conference secure zone. To access the secure zone you will need to obtain a pass directly from the Labour Party.**