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10th July, 2018

Employment and Skills Convention 2018 - 10th July 2018

Challenges, opportunities, apprenticeships, devolution, supporting people with health issues or complex needs, Universal Credit, low pay and progression and lifelong learning and so much more … Learning and Work Institute will be joined by debate hosts: Centre for Cities, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Nesta and The Resolution Foundation.

We will also be tackling some big questions:

  • How do we make a reality of ‘Improving Lives’? How will the Work and Health Programme, new Jobcentre Plus support, work and health trials and local services work together and with partners to support one million more disabled people to work?
  • How do we place adult skills, apprenticeships and the national retraining scheme at the heart of what we do? How do we ensure that the apprenticeship levy, non-levy provision, local skills support and the emerging retraining scheme can help re-balance local economies, and support everyone to achieve their potential?
  • What does the new landscape of combined authorities, metro mayors and local devolution hold? What does this mean for future commissioning and support, and how do we learn from the best in aligning, co-ordinating and integrating support?
  • What are the implications of Universal Credit? What will the latest changes mean, where are the best examples in managing its impacts, and how do we ensure that it delivers dignity, security and opportunity?
  • How do we build a system that works for everyone? For those out of work who want to prepare for work; for those in work who want better work; for those looking to upskill or retrain; for employers who want to do more or do it better; and for local areas to deliver inclusive growth?

We’ll have debates, contributions from politicians and leading thinkers, and masterclasses and presentations on best practice from around the country. Our convention will have some of the answers, and you will have more!

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