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Webinar: Supporting your future workforce to develop their Essential Skills

Aug 13
Date and time
Thu, 13 August  @  10:00  -  11:00
No charge for BITC members or non-members
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members
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Open to BITC members and non-members
No charge for BITC members or non-members

Thu, 13 August 2020  @  10:00  –  11:00

Featuring experts from education and employers, this webinar provides practical examples of how your organisation can ensure that you are building the essential skills of our future workforce.

It will provide insight into the Skills Builder Universal Framework and a chance for delegates to share their views on how we can make sure that all young people, regardless of social background, access these opportunities.

Aims and objectives of the event

The webinar will include:

  • an opportunity to hear from a head teacher about the impact that embedding essential skills has on the learning and development of young people
  • an overview of the Skills Builder Universal Framework and how it can be embedded into pre-employment programmes
  • examples of the actions that business can take to support young people to develop their essential skills
  • opportunities to ask questions and provide views on how to ensure that this support continues to be prioritised despite the current crisis.

Key speakers

  • Carol Davison, St Cuthbert’s Catholic School
  • Robert Craig, Skills Builder Partnership
  • Sam Hannis, Jacobs
  • Anna Frazer, Careers & Enterprise Company

This Supporting your future workforce to develop their Essential Skills webinar is open to both members and non-members of Business in the Community (BITC).

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, business, government and educators were raising concerns that the UK workforce lacked the skills needed to respond to the fast-changing nature of work, innovate and raise productivity.

The global coronavirus pandemic has catapulted us into a changed landscape where, overnight, young people in education have had to shift to online learning and changes to final assessments are among the challenges that will impact most of those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In order to tackle the issues of inclusion and fairness that COVID-19 has highlighted, the UK must build the skills it needs for economic recovery and we must start by building these skills while young people are in education.

Contact details and further information
For more details, email Florence Hughes, Events Manager at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow