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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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    Metro Mayors Skills Forum

    Travelling the length and breadth of England, the APGSE was delighted to welcome a cross section of Mayoral candidates, representing an array of regions and political parties.

    On March 21st, the APGSE was joined by a three Metro-Mayor Candidates, representing both rural and urban areas of England. The panel was chaired by Baroness Sue Garden and hosted by Barry Sheerman MP.

    For full event summary, please click here.

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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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    Britain's Future Workforce: APGSE and APMG co-host panel on skills and the industrial strategy

    On Tuesday 21st February, the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Manufacturing and Skills & Employment were proud to host a panel discussion with leading parliamentarians on skills and the industrial strategy.

    Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, and Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, debated and examined the role of skills in the new industrial strategy with special guest Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor of the Financial Times.

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    Our Events Programme

    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.

    To find out more about becoming a member click here.

    To see our events page click here.

    To keep up to date with us, follow our team on Twitter @EduSkillsHE.

Following the General Election Parliament is back along with our event programme.

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.