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Delivering Skills Conference Report

Jun 15, 2017

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The Learning Revolution Trust is launching a major report on the future of post 16 education and training in London.

The report, ‘Delivering Skills for London; Pathways to Employment’ includes a wide ranging set of proposals which came out of a conference that LRT organised jointly with the ‘Local London’ group of East London borough councils and colleges, and the ‘London First’ business organisation in February. The conference was organised to look at the future implications for both employers and residents in East London of growing skills gaps, Brexit, the new apprenticeship levy and the proposed devolution of skills funding to regional level by 2020. Speakers included Angus Knowles Cutler, the London Managing Partner for Deloitte, Cllr Darren Rodwell Leader of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Dianne Gowland, Principal and Chief Executive of Newham College and Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor of London.

LRT’s Chair, Martin Cumella, who chaired the conference said at the launch of the report that ‘ This is just the start of a process in which the  employers and residents who need vocational training and skills and the colleges who provide it will be working together to shape the future of post 16 provision from the bottom up so that it meets the real needs of our communities. We will be submitting our findings to the Mayor’s Skills for Londoners Taskforce and the government and one of our next steps will be to draw up a Memorandum of Understanding which we will be asking borough councils, employers and training providers to sign up to’.

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