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Skills for jobs:  How can we integrate employment and skills services to boost sustainable employment?

Skills for jobs: How can we integrate employment and skills services to boost sustainable employment?

Wednesday, 25 April 2012
09:30 - 11:00
21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD


• Frank Bowley, Deputy Director, Skills Strategy Unit, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
• Mike Lee, Director for Skills, Working Links
• John Wastnage, Policy Advisor, British Chambers of Commerce
• Dr Paul Sissons, Researcher, The Work Foundation (Chair)

The Event

This event – part of the Bottom Ten Million research programme - will bring together leading experts to explore how improving skills can help support sustainable employment, and what the employment and skills system should look like in order to do this.

The increasing focus on sustainable job outcomes means that skills improvements must be an important intervention to support the unemployed into work. Now the Work Programme has had a chance to bed in, it is timely to debate more broadly how we can achieve a skills system that is effective, employer-responsive and delivers the right skills for the unemployed to succeed in work.

This event will discuss the following key questions:

• What is the importance of skills in the Work Programme and how does the Work Programme interface with the skills system?
• Where are we now in integrating employment and skills? What does an effective skills delivery model like and how can this be achieved?
• How can we best deliver an employer-responsive skills system?

Who should attend?

This event is open to all, but will be of particular interest to members of the employment, welfare and skills policy community, with interest also from the wider sector and the sector’s stakeholders.

To reserve your place at this event , please email your name, organisation
and job title to Annie Peate


The Bottom Ten Million programme is sponsored by Working Links, Tudor Trust, Private Equity Foundation and Barrow Cadbury Trust.

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