BITC Education Symposium 2017


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Goldman Sachs
120 Fleet Street
London EC4A 2BE

Technology and the labour market are moving faster than education can respond – could the digital economy be the solution to social mobility?

Kindly hosted by Goldman Sachs, Business in the Community invites you to its fourth Education Symposium, bringing together business professionals, school leaders and policy makers to explore and discuss how the increasing pace and impact of technological change is affecting employers, schools and ultimately young people.

Technology and the required skills and knowledge to make use of it will impact every work place into the future.  If technology and the labour market are moving faster than education can respond, how can businesses and schools adapt to ensure all young people regardless of social background are work ready?

The Symposium will debate the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the impact that the digital economy is having on employers, young people and education.  It will also establish the potential role of responsible business within this agenda.  We will achieve this by exploring;

  • Skills development of teachers: the link to better careers education through contextualising skills within the workplace,

  • How to embed core competencies into education e.g. soft skills development / adaptability, as well as academic achievement,

  • What research tells us about the impact of multiple diverse experiences throughout school life and what this means for the way businesses need to interact with young people.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from experts and opinion formers in this field and to debate the challenge that we face as a nation to ensure that all young people are able to build successful working lives. There will also be the opportunity to learn from our existing Business Class partnerships - what they are doing to tackle these issues and how this is delivering impact in some of the most challenged communities.

Delegates will leave with practical actions they can take back into their businesses and schools.

Invitation only. Tickets reserved on a first come, first served basis.