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Stewart Segal on employer engagement, the levy and timescales

AELP CEO Stewart Segal talks about employer engagement at the Apprenticeships 4 England conference.

#SectorShare Free Resources from AELP and UfI

What is SectorSHARE? AELP, working in partnership with UfI, are looking to identify a range of online resources that can be used by providers and employers for online delivery.  The information will be presented in an easily navigable web-based portal that is free to use across the sector… hence the name #SectorShare!

AELP's Stewart Segal covers traineeships, careers advice and more

 FE News talks to Stewart Segal, chief executive of the Association of Employment & Learning Providers (AELP), at their Autumn Conference. He discusses its new manifesto, which outlines many ideas for vocational courses, careers education, study programmes and workforce development. 

BCC's David Frost outlines his views on FE

FE News speaks to David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, at the AELP's annual conference.Click on the video below to hear Mr Frost's three key points on the sector:

Apprenticeships could become the norm when it comes to down to securing a qualification and a job for young people

The future of Apprenticeships FE News interviews Martin Dunford, chairman of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, at its national conference.

AELP 2013 National Conference Day 2 highlight video

FE News have put together a highlight video from Day 2 of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers 2013 National Conference, Strictly Skills and Employment.Please click on the video below to see the highlights of the second day of the conference:

AELP 2013 Day 1 Highlight video

Highlight video from Day 1 of the AELP National Conference, Strictly Skills and EmploymentPlease click on the video below to see the highlight video from the conference:

Baroness Garden: the future skills strategy

FE News catches up with Baroness Sue Garden at the AELP national conference to talk about the future skills strategy. Sue stepped in for Skills Minister Matthew Hancock at the AELP annual conference, as he went on paternity leave with baby number three.She explains how the Skills Minister has put a team together to advise him on developing a future digital and technology-related skills strategy to match the future developments and needs. According to Sue, young people are particularly enthusiastic about the latest technology, which provides an excellent opportunity to provide long term education and sustainable work. Click on the video below to find out more:

Stewart Segal chats about the AELP conference

Stewart Segal, AELP's chief executive designate, speaks to FE News at the end of his organisation's 2013 annual conference. He discusses the importance of the AELP's manifesto, and explains why it is important for providers to get involved in the next stages of its development.Click on the video below to hear what Stewart has to say:

Graham Hoyle discusses the Education and Training Foundation

Graham Hoyle, chief executive of AELP, discusses the Education and Training Foundation (previously known as the FE Guild).He explains how the Foundation must become a whole different animal to LSIS, particularly because it has a tiny initial budget in comparison - just £18 million compared with £150 Million.According to Graham, the new body will be crucial for supporting the Traineeships that are about to be launched, because of the pioneering nature of the programme.Click on the video below to find out more about the Education and Training Foundation:

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