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London Unionlearn Conference to explore Apprenticeships and the Levy

Unionlearn will be holding a Learning and Skill Conference in London this September, with the focus on apprenticeships, English and maths and organised in conjunction with SERTUC TUC Education

The conference will be held at Congress House on Monday 26th September, and is part of a series of regional learning and skills events aimed at union representatives, employers and those interested in the latest learning and skills developments.

As well covering apprenticeships, English and Maths the event it will look at regional skills challenges facing the workforce, and will include presentations, updates and practical workshops.

The London event will explore the introduction of the new apprenticeship levy, and will be an opportunity for union reps and employers from across the Southern and Eastern regions to find out more about how the levy will work, what the implications will be for the workforce and how unions and employers can work in partnership to develop high quality schemes and devise strategies that will best support apprentices.

The conference will also promote a range of new and exciting materials that will help union representatives and employers not only develop and improve their apprenticeship programmes but also support English and Maths provision at work.

Megan Dobney, SERTUC Regional Secretary, will open the conference and said; “Learning and skills are vital to the economy of the region, and unions have been at the forefront of promoting high quality apprenticeships, along with sound English and maths in workplaces.”

“The conference will be a good opportunity for unions, workers and employers to get up to speed on the latest developments and take ideas back to their workplaces.”

Guest speakers from unions, organisations and employers across London and the South East will be giving examples of high quality apprentice schemes and look how unions have engaged staff on English and maths.

Speakers so far include:

Kirsi Kekki, unionlearn Policy Officer – “What’s happening to English and maths?”

Gareth Williams & Nicky Volley –  POA Learning Eastchurch Learning Centre

The Congress House event is on Monday 26th September – will run from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm and includes lunch

To find out more details and to book a place go to the unionlearn website:

https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/events

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