On Tuesday the 6th of September, Co-Chair of the Skills Commission Dame Ruth Silver, and Neil Bates, Chair of the Skills Commission LIFES Inquiry, gave evidence to the Higher Education and Research Bill Committee on how the HE Bill will affect Further Education and Skills providers.
The APGSE is currently planning its next events programme, launching in the Autumn. We will be focussing work on skills and employment issues, alongside Brexit funding dialogues and key parliamentarian conversations with our annual dinners, and regular roundtable lunches.
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The APGSE welcomed Lord Jim Knight in our very first "In conversation..." event.
Lord Knight is the Chair of the Tinder foundation, an organization who focus on digital inclusion, community learning, and tackling social challenges through digital solutions. He was a Labour MP from 2001-2010 and is a former Schools and Employment Minister. He became a Life Peer in 2010.
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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.