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IEP Bursaries a Winner in Wales

05 December 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Ette
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IEP Bursaries a Winner in Wales

The IEP were delighted to attend the Employability and Skills Convention organised by the Learning and Work Institute in Wales. 

IEP Executive Chairman Scott Parkin FIEP was joined by David Imber FIEP of VRC to deliver an interactive workshop on the future of the employability profession, examining how to support employability professionals and the proven skills needed to help employers and individuals, as well as asking what worthwhile staff development programmes look like and how the sector can support and inspire new entrants into the profession.

Two IEP Members were awarded bursaries from the IEP to attend the event as a way of developing their CPD and progressing the IEP’s aims of developing the skills and knowledge of our Members and helping them gain an insight into what is happening and what is new in the sector.

Speaking of the convention Petra Kennedy AIEP, Employment and Training Manager at MTIB said “Attending the Employability and Skills Convention in Cardiff was a great opportunity to hear from a wide range of speakers from the sector, as well as meeting and hearing from Welsh Government representatives. I heard of the conference via the Institute for Employability Professionals and was lucky enough to be able to attend via a bursary, one of the great benefits the IEP Membership can offer. I found the day very informative and thought provoking whilst also providing a lot of networking opportunities with old and new contacts. A number of organisations had stalls offering information about their services and it was great to see a range of these represented. The workshops I attended were delivered by excellent facilitators including Julian John from Delsion who discussed the Disability Employment Gap and what can be done to reduce this. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and have a number of leads to follow up on as a result. As a new Member of the IEP I hope to utilise the Membership further and look forward to finding out more about events, training and support they offer.”

Emma Lyle AIEP (RCDP), Careers Practitioner said “The convention was a fantastic opportunity to meet other professionals in the local area, I found it very interesting to hear about future skills needs for Wales and also the Welsh Agenda. It was an incredibly insightful event and a valuable chance to network with the professionals currently working in the region. I’ve benefited from the researched information on past, present and future labour market challenges and how to respond to the rapidly changing work environment in Wales, using tools and resources which will help jobseekers and students to ‘think forwards’ in careers. 

The learning from the event will almost certainly allow me to enable, empower and motivate my clients to future-proof careers going forward as a career’s practitioner. I recommend IEP Networking events and conventions for anybody working within or studying Careers and Employability.”

You can see Scott and David’s presentation on the IEP Youtube Channel here