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Time is running out to get your FREE place to attend the Employment and Skills Convention

09 April 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Ette
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Time is running out to get your FREE place to attend the Employment and Skills Convention

When it comes to employment and skills, there are many reasons to be cheerful. The employment rate stands at a record high, and unemployment is at its lowest in nearly 50 years.

Yet we face profound challenges too. While employment has risen, far too many people remain stuck in low pay, unable to make ends meet. While unemployment has fallen, there remains a stubbornly persistent disability employment gap, with millions locked out of the labour market. While changes in the world of work mean lifelong learning is more important than ever, 9 million adults lack basic literacy or numeracy, and it is these adults who are least likely to have an employer willing to invest in their skills.

The country faces unparalleled levels of uncertainty, and the twists and turns of Brexit seem to be sucking up much attention and generating a great deal of frustration and fury. This event will look beyond Brexit at the crucial employment and skills challenges – now and in the future.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of this exciting convention that will be asking and seeking to answer the big questions:

  • Where next for Universal Credit? 
  • How can we build a technical education system that is fit for the future? 
  • How do we help in-work progression? 
  • How do we promote lifelong learning for all? 
  • What is the future for devolution? 
  • How do we close the disability employment gap? 


This bursary offer from the Learnng and Work Institute and IEP presents a fantastic opportunity for IEP Members to come along and benefit from the Employment and Skills Convention experience and take part in some great learning, networking and development.

Click here to find out how to apply for your free bursary place

Interested in sharing your good practice with leaders from across the skills and employment support sectors?: submit a presentation by 30 April 2019. Call for presentations open.