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The Signing will take place at the Campaigns 10th Anniversary conference

The Campaign for Learning will be signing the National Skills Pledge in front of Skills Minister David Lammy MP, to mark a decade of the charity’s commitment to researching, developing, and promoting learning and skills issues. The signing will take place at the Campaign’s 10th anniversary conference, The Learning Age ““ Are we nearly there yet, on 21 November at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, where the Minister will be speaking on whether workplace learning is coming of age. A host of other experts will be debating the changes that have taken place and still need to take place in learning and skills at this prestigious event, attended by delegates from all sectors with a common interest in changing lives through learning.

Joint Chief Executive, Tricia Hartley said, “The Skills Pledge is about employers making a firm commitment to developing the skills of their people for the wider benefit of whole organisations, communities and the UK’s economic future. The Campaign has championed workplace learning and skills since it started ““ for example, we have run National Learning at Work Day since 1999, which involves over 5,000 workplaces each year ““ and logically, our commitment extends to developing out own people too. It seemed fitting that we should sign this pledge on the day we reflect on not only how far the Campaign has come in the last 10 years but how the learning agenda has developed.”

Other high profile speakers include Sir Mike Tomlinson, former Chief Inspector of Schools, Jim Kinght MP, Minister of State for Schools, Floella Benjamin, Broadcaster and Chancellor of University of Exeter, John Grant, Author of The Green Marketing Manifesto and Chris Banks, Chair of the Learning and Skills Council, amongst other opinion leaders who have championed the cause of learning and supported the Campaign over the years.

The speeches and interactive workshops on the day will cover the Campaign’s main areas of work ““ family learning, workplace learning, learning in schools, learning policy and promoting learning – giving delegates the chance to join in debates, celebrate learning and be inspired to carry on learning for life.

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