How can higher level skills help drive economic growth?
This breakfast conference is for businesses and education providers with a real interest in enabling local young people to move into higher level jobs in the local workforce. It is a key element of Warwickshire County Council's £3 million Skills for Employment programme which has funded more than 40,000 Careers and Employability activities in the county in the past 4 years with more than 600 local businesses taking part.
Competition for talent is tougher than ever due to continuing strong growth in the county’s economy, and very low levels of unemployment, and then there is Brexit which is likely to make the challenge even harder. That’s why the Council's 5th annual skills conference will explore some less conventional ways of recruiting talent and ways of growing higher level skills in the workforce. For example, thousands of graduates leave universities in Coventry and Warwick each year yet few apply for jobs in Warwickshire. The Council and the universities are keen to address that in order to keep more talent in the county. Also, many more students completing ‘A’ levels are interested in working while they continue developing through degree/ higher apprenticeships rather than going to university.
Conference delegates will:
To request the final programme listing all speakers which will be available from the beginning of February 2019, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A complimentary breakfast is available from 7:30am and the conference will begin at 8:00am. Ample free parking is available.