Morning, Thursday, 3rd May 2018
Hilton Belfast, 4 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3LP
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar assesses priorities for skills and apprenticeships policy in Northern Ireland, particularly in the continued absence of a devolved assembly.
It is structured to bring out the latest thinking on what is needed to support key sectors in Northern Ireland, as well as examining priorities for meeting the skills needs to support the Belfast City Region Deal - all in the UK-wide context of the Industrial Strategy.
Those attending will also discuss the initial impact of the apprenticeship levy on employers, and examine key priorities for businesses as they support apprentices and help deliver apprenticeship policy.
Delegates will discuss the further steps that can be taken for the development of effective pathways to apprenticeships - including the development of partnerships between schools, further and higher education institutions, training providers and employers - and consider the challenges for creating high-quality and flexible qualification, including degree apprenticeships.
Further sessions will examine opportunities created by apprenticeships for promoting diversity and social mobility, including the roles of further education, apprenticeship providers and employers - and how best to meet the needs of apprentices.