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The National Skills Forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation which works in partnership with the Associate Parliamentary Skills Group (APSG) and the Skills Commission to raise the profile and status of skills in the UK. We bring together Parliament, business and the skills sector to promote and develop effective skills policy as a central means of personal and economic development for the 21st Century.
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Skills: A LifeSkills: A Life is a project which seeks to reconnect policymaking with the realities of educational and working life in Britain today. Through a series of four seminars, each focusing on skills and employment at a different point in the lifecycle, Skills: A Life will examine the policy implications of the choices and pressures faced by individuals at age 14, in their early twenties, mid-thirties, and finally at 50.
Open to Ideas: Essays on Education and Skills
Open to Ideas brings together people who have something to say about the big issues facing the education sector. They question common assumptions, identify lessons learned from recent policy experiments and innovations, and suggest new approaches to policy and practice.
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Skills at 60
Tuesday 12 February | 4-6pm
The final seminar in the Skills: A Life series, this event will examine how skills and employment policy can enable older people to contribute more easily to the economy and society, and for longer.
Speakers will include:
- Lord Glasman
- Professor Tom Schuller, Director of Longview, and previously Director of the Inquiry into Lifelong Learning
- Christina Patterson, writer and columnist, The Independent
- Christopher Brooks, Employment and Skills Policy Adviser, Age UK
- Nic Dakin MP (Chair)
To register, please email email@example.com.