With less than three months to go until the 2020 Emsi Conference, and with tickets starting to sell fast, it is time we introduced you to the great speakers we are lining up. The theme of the day is The Great British Talent Challenge, and we’ll be looking at how the demand and supply of skills and talent can be better aligned, particularly through better insight and partnerships between education providers, economic development organisations, and employers.
After framing the general theme at the beginning of the conference, we will then be inviting key representatives from each sector to come and talk about how the organisations in their sphere can rise to this talent challenge.
Our first keynote speaker is the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) Director of Education and Skills Policy, David Corke. David is a well known figure in the Further Education sector, having been with AoC for more than five years. Prior to this, he had fifteen years’ experience in senior management within the sector, including working in and leading curriculum and business support areas at a number of colleges. He has also led commercial and professional services departments at the Peter Jones Foundation and in the IT industry.
David will be giving the Education Provider’s response to The Great British Talent Challenge, and in particular he’ll be looking at what he sees as the main issues facing both Further and Higher Education providers in supplying skills; how providers can address these challenges; how they can work in partnership with LEPs, Local Authorities and employers to help solve skills and talent challenges; and what he thinks are the main things that need to happen over the next few years to move things forward in a positive way in tackling skills shortages.
We’ll be giving more details soon about our other keynote speakers, but if you would like to see the full agenda for the day, and register your place (which also includes ideation, innovation and implementation sector forums, plus a BBQ and drinks reception, on the day prior to the main conference), click on the button below.