LEP leads National Careers Week drive
The North East LEP launched this years National Careers Week with a list of key speakers including Lucy Winskell OBE, Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Sarah Glendinning, Regional Director of the CBI.
The line-up of keynote speakers confirmed for this years National Careers Week launch event is listed below.
The theme of the event, which takes place online and in person on Monday 7 March, is ‘You’ – how you as a careers leader, educator or employer can support young people to take control, explore, learn, and believe in their futures.
We’ll explore themes including:
- how to make best use of labour market information,
- building partnerships between business and education,
- equipping young people with the skills employers need,
- and helping them to see the opportunities open to them.
And throughout the event, we’ll hear from young people about their own experiences of careers guidance and their plans for the future.
The event will be hosted by Lucy Winskell OBE, Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.
Victoria Sutherland, Head of Evidence at the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth will then give an insight into how factors including COVID, digitalisation and the drive to reach net zero are changing the job market and opportunities for young people.
Sarah Glendinning, Regional Director of the CBI, will focus on building closer links between employers and the curriculum.
Michelle Rainbow, the North East LEP’s Skills Director, will explain what’s been happening in the North East to improve careers guidance, and the impact it’s having on young people.
The North East LEP’s Education Challenge Regional Lead, Neil Willis, will share how schools and colleges in the North East are forming partnerships with employers to raise the standard of careers guidance.
Ellen Thinnesen, who is Chief Executive of Education Partnership North East which comprises City of Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form, and Chair of the North East LEP’s Skills Advisory Panel, will talk about the changing skills landscape and why it is so important we understand and act on this.
And the Founder of National Careers Week, Nick Newman, will discuss how good careers guidance has the power to change lives.
The National Careers Week launch event headline partners are Natwest Group and NHS Health Careers.
If you’d like to join us, either online or in person at Newcastle Crowne Plaza, book your free place now: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/national-careers-week-launch-event-2022-118579