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08:30 - 10:00 6 December 2017

Routes to Opportunity - Addressing the non-university skills gap

Location

Jeffery Hall | Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Sir Vince Cable MP, Speaker, Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable MP is leader of the Liberal Democrats, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and a long-time advocate of adult education.
Professor Becky Francis, Speaker, UCL Institute of Education, Professor Becky Francis is Director of UCL's Institute of Education. Her prevoius roles include Professor of Education and Social Justice at King's College London and Drector of Education at the RSA.
Aly Colman, Speaker & report author, UCL Institute of Education/University of Brighton, Aly Colman is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Brighton and a Doctoral candidate in UCL's Institute of Education.

The Grand Challenge of Justice and Equality is pleased to launch "Routes to Opportunity - Addressing the non-university skills gap" - a report on access to technical and vocational education for the over 25s in England with Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Professor Becky Francis, Director of UCL's Institute of Education.

Come and join us over breakfast to hear about the report prepared by Aly Colman, UCL IOE Doctoral candidate and Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton.

The report reveals that while employers face a well documented mid-level skills gap, established workers face barriers to upskilling and retraining to undertake medium skilled occupations.

The report also makes a number of recommendations for action in order that progress can be restarted to expand opportunity for established workers and to help employers find the skilled workers they need.


Contact

Rebecca Taylor
+44 (0) 207 7679 1420 | r.taylor@ucl.ac.uk


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