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Your Voice - Which new skills initiatives are relevant to your business?

The Industrial Strategy White Paper  contains a 20 page section on people and skills which brings together all of the Government’s recently announced policies and funding on Higher Education, Technical Education, Maths, STEM, Digital, Institutes of Technology, T Levels, Apprenticeships, Lifelong Learning, National Retraining Scheme. 

The Department for Education is particularly keen to speak to SMEs about how to make T-levels relevant and valued. Plus there are are also local conversations about Big Picture Learning - what does it look like and how can businesses engage.

We know that there is a skills shortage in Doncaster businesses. National and local governments are working to address it. But what skills initiatives will be relevant and valued by your business?

Join Jane Gratton, British Chambers of Commerce, and David Ayre and Lizzie Insall, DMBC, to discuss Doncaster businesses' skills agenda.

They are looking to have constructive conversations, business engagement, ideas, and energy to work with them and influence key decision-makers.  

Jane Gratton will use the conversation to report back to the British Chambers of Commerce and Department for Education about how to make T-levels relevant and valued. 

David Ayre and Lizzie Insall will use the feedback on the concept of Big Picture Learning and it’s applicability in Doncaster to inform the model of service delivery DMBC adopts, and how they effectively link the provision into work related experiences.

Please arrive just before 8.00am to help yourself to a light breakfast and be ready to start the discussion  just after 8:00am. 

Spaces are limited to one person per business.

Background reading

Big Picture Learning
Big Picture Learning (BPL) is an innovative model of education, established originally in the USA, that we are seeking to pilot in Doncaster. It is particularly effective at re-engaging children and young people in their education through an approach based on passion led learning and grounding this in work related activity. Local businesses will have a crucial role to play in the success of BPL as the young people accessing this provision will need to spend 2 days a week with a local employer or community organisation when they are in Y10 and Y11. 

Holiday Inn Doncaster, High Road, Warmsworth, Doncaster, DN4 9UX
Date and Times

6 Feb 08:00 - 09:45



Contact details

Telephone: 01302 640100