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Unlocking the potential of vocational education, training and skills across the North! 

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The Northern skills Network (NSN) is delighted to announce the launch of our 2nd Skills across the North conference, being held on 6th October in Manchester.  

NSN is a partnership of regional skills networks across the North of England, who collectively support over 400 organisations such as independent training providers, colleges, universities, careers services, awarding organisations and employer providers.

Our 2nd conference will bring a range of great speakers to discuss, debate & celebrate unlocking skills across the North with 2 key themes being addressed – the morning session will discuss skills Policy from the national lens and the afternoon will be a Place-based discussion.

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Kirsty Evans | Post 16 Regions and FE Provider Oversight Director | DfE
  • John Myers | Head of Apprenticeship Funding Policy | DfE
  • Sharon Walpole | Director | Career Map
  • Chris Fletcher | Policy & Campaigns Director | Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Henri Murison | Director | Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Jim Coleman | Director – Head of Economics | WSP
  • Geoff Mason | Policy Manager | North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
  • Dan Fell | CEO | Doncaster Chamber of Commerce

We have more speakers to announce shortly, but to get your tickets and be part of the conversation visit –

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