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Social Mobility Commission and Policy Connect: Developing Skills and Talent: Social Mobility and Post-16 Education

Event date: 21/05/2024
Event time: 1.30pm-3pm
Location: Hybrid

The Social Mobility Commission, in partnership with Policy Connect, are hosting a panel discussion on “Developing Skills and Talent: Social Mobility and Post-16 Education. The event will be hosted by Baroness Garden of Frognal and held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills, Careers & Employment.

The discussion will explore, amongst other things, how we can close the gap between graduate and non-graduate outcomes for young people in entering the job market and how changes to employer recruitment policies and processes could help address the current skills shortage.

The session will bring together key stakeholders, including: parliamentarians, officials, academics, young people, universities and further education providers, employers, and expert groups. 

Speakers and panellists include:

  • Parminder Kohli, Commissioner, Social Mobility Commission
  • Lucy McLeod, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, East Kent Colleges Group
  • Professor (emeritus) Ewart Keep, Chair, Education, Training and Skills, Department of Education, Oxford University
  • Joe Fitzsimons, Senior Manager, Policy and Insights, EEMA & UK, ACCA

Please note, registration via the website is for online attendance only. We have a limited number of in person spaces available, please email to find out more.