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    Training the Next Generation of Designers and Engineers

    An event by the All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment, the Edge Foundation, and the Design and Technology Association.

    On Thursday 16th of October, the APPDIG and the APGSE, in partnership with the Edge Foundation and the Design and Technology Association, hosted a panel discussion and student showcase examining the UK's training of Designers and Engineers.

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    Getting T-Levels right: lessons from past reforms of Technical Education

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment, in partnership with the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), was pleased to present a focused discussion on what the Government, Parliament and the sector can learn from previous attempts at technical education reform as it seeks to implement the central recommendation of the 2016 Skills Plan: T-Levels.

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    “In Conversation with... Ofsted”

    On Tuesday 11th of July, the APGSE met to examine the role of Ofsted in the new educational landscape, and to hear more about the new Chief Inspector's priorities for skills and employment. In particular, we debated and discussed how Ofsted will work within an emerging landscape of employer based provision, FE group structures and new providers.

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    Journey to Independence: Assistive Technology & Skills

    In this first meeting of the Parliamentary year, the Skills & Employment and Assistive Technology (AT) Groups joined together to examine the skills challenge facing the assistive technology sector and it’s users.

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    Creating Institutes of Technology

    The APGSE welcomed an expert panel, chaired by Nic Dakin MP, to discuss the creation of Institutes of Technology (IoT).

    During the 2015 general election campaign the need for ‘Institutes of Technology’ or ‘Technical Institutes’ were recognised across the political spectrum as a structural answer to meeting higher level skills demand in local areas.

    Since then, and with a new Government and Education Department led by Theresa May and Justine Greening respectively, more announcements have been made in the last year around IoTs- most recently and specifically on the funding that will be allocated to them (£170 million).

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The APGSE is delighted to raise the profile and status of skills and employment policy in the UK.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment  (APGSE) is a coalition of UK Parliamentarians from all parties, devoted to raising the profile and status of skills and employment policy in the UK. We bring together Parliament, employers, and the skills sector to promote and develop effective skills policy as a central means of personal and economic development for the 21st Century.

For further information regarding our events up to the Summer Recess please contact Aaron.bowater@policyconnect.org.uk.