On 23rd June we will be holding our Southern Region User Group, at the Hammersmith Campus of Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College (Gliddon Road, Barons Court, London W14 9BL). The event, which runs from 10:00am to 2:30pm, is free to attend and there will be refreshments and lunch provided.
The event will feature three speakers talking on a wide variety of topics related to various uses of Labour Market Information, the details of which are as follows:
Speaker: Maxine Bennett
Position: Deputy Director for Offender Learning
Organisation: Milton Keynes College
Talk: The Role of Labour Market Information in Offender Learning
Milton Keynes College has been involved in Offender-Learning for more than 20 years, and it is currently one of the largest providers in the country, with contracts in 30 prisons across the Midlands and South Central regions. As part of their drive to meet the government target of linking training of offenders to “specific demand within the broader labour market,” the College have been using data from EMSI’s Analyst tool.
Maxine will be talking about how the data is helping them match their training provision to the skills requirements of the local economy, and how this is benefitting both offenders and local employers alike.
Speaker: Henry Lawes
Position: Education Partnership Manager
Organisation: West of England Local Enterprise Partnership
Talk: The Use of LMI to Promote Career Progression and Advice Within Colleges
As the West of England LEP’s Education Partnership Manager, Henry Lawes’ role includes working with five Further Education Colleges in the region to develop and deliver a provider response to the LEP Skills Plan, as well as co-ordinating FE engagement in delivering LEP targets.
To help in this work, the LEP invested in EMSI’s Analyst tool back in 2012, becoming the first LEP in the country to do so. Henry will be speaking about how the tool and its data are being used to gain a better understanding of the workforce profile and skills requirements of the region, and how this is then being applied in his work with local local colleges.
Speaker: Phil Hockey
Position: Executive Director Student Experience and Performance
Organisation: Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
Talk: Communicating with the Community Using LMI
Since taking over as Principal and Chief Executive last year, Garry Phillips has made it clear that he intends to establish the College at the heart of the local community, reaching out to people who might not normally look on the College as a means of improving their lives. Upon being appointed, he remarked:
“I am passionate about ensuring that students of all backgrounds have sufficient and appropriate access to education, training and skills, and to give the local and national pupil/student population the tools to effectively contribute to their commerce and community.”
Since then, the College has engaged in a wide variety of outreach activities, some of which have directly involved EMSI tools. This talk will take us through some of these initiatives showing how Labour Market Information can be used in amazing ways to promote the College in the community.