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Congratulations to our Employment and Skills Convention Bursary Winners 2019

03 July 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Ette
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Congratulations to our Employment and Skills Convention Bursary Winners 2019

The IEP and Learning and Work Institute are delighted to announce Dawn Croft AIEP, Dahlia Parkinson MIEP, Caroline deCarpentier MIEP. Sarah Okungu MIEP and Sharen Mathers MIEP as this year’s winners of the IEP Employment and Skills Convention Bursary.

This year's event, which takes place at 30 Euston Square, London on 10th July will be addressing the question “Where do we stand in this uncertain landscape and how do we make sure that supporting disadvantaged people into employment remains at the top of the government’s agenda?”

The IEP Bursary will provide the winners with a full free delegate place at the Convention where they will also be presented with a formal certificate of recognition.

Learning and Work Institute’s Director, Joe Dromey said: “We are delighted that our affiliation with the IEP continues to provide an opportunity for Members to engage with what is happening in policy and practice in today’s tumultuous political climate of employment and skills.”

IEP Chief Executive Scott Parkin FIEP said: "This bursary offer from the Learning 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.

"The Employment and Skills Convention is always an important event in IEP's calendar and we are looking forward to supporting the event again this year as it seeks to address some of the big questions and challenges our sector faces now with the uncertainty of Brexit and the impact of Universal Credit as well as discussing ways to close the disability gap and help in-work progression,   The IEP are dedicated to our vision of 'Employability Professionals everywhere are the best they can be' and this event provides a crucial platform for professionals to explore new partnership opportunities, increase and improve access to high quality training and present the latest developments in policy and delivery." 

The IEP will be hosting a Workshop during the Convention.  Pat Russell MIEP, Chair of the IEP, together with Sue Nelson MIEP, Service Director for Luton Borough Council will be delivering a session on the Partnership Programme that the IEP have been running with the Council over the past year.   

Delegates will be able to find out more about the Programme and the impact it has had. The Programme was designed and delivered by the Institute of Employability Professionals and supported and funded by the Council. Over a twelve month period, selected front-line professionals had Membership of the Institute which gave them access to a wealth of on-line and other resources, attended networking sessions and webinars, undertook a Level 3 Award in Employability Services Sector, took part in a Mental Health Awareness workshop and learned more about Disability Confident from Disability Ambassadors.

This year’s Convention will be looking to achieve the following aims:

  • explore how to grow successful partnerships with employers and skills and employment support providers to increase and improve access to high quality training, apprenticeships and traineeships
  • provide a platform for politicians and senior professionals from public, private and third sector organisations to present the latest developments in policies and delivery
  • present cutting-edge research on employment and skills policy.

For more information about the event click here