The skills gap, low growth and poor productivity continue to plague the national economy. Together with the immediate challenge of devolution, and the looming challenge of Brexit, organisations involved in providing the skills to industry, and organisations with responsibility for fostering growth, need to find new and better ways of working if they are to respond effectively to these issues.
The key to solving these national challenges lies in place – the local and the regional.
For education providers, supplying industry with the right skills requires better insight into the needs of employers at the local and regional level.
For economic developers, bringing increasing prosperity requires better knowledge of the industry strengths, opportunities and threats in their region.
In short, if we are to see our national skills and growth challenges effectively navigated, we must start at the local level: building better local partnerships, taking better local decisions, and behind all this, basing everything we do on better local and regional insight.
People, Place and Prosperity will feature:
|9:00 - 10:00||
|10:00 - 10:15||
Introduction & Welcome to Emsi 2018 Conference
|10:15 - 10:45||
Jenifer BurdenDirector of Programmes, Gatsby
|10:45 - 11:15||
Nigel Wilcock Director, Institute of Economic Development
|11:15 – 11:30||
Refreshments & Networking
|11:30 - 12:30||
Choice of 3 .Details tbc .
|12:30 – 1:30||
|1:30 – 2:00||
Duncan Brown Senior Economist, Emsi UK
|2:00 - 3:00||
Choice of 3.Details tbc.
|3:00 – 3:15||
Refreshment & Networking
|2:00 - 3:00||
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