Headteachers, principals and careers education staff from across the Liverpool City Region will learn about the current and future demand for skills within the economy at a conference to be held next month.
The Liverpool City Region – Skills for Growth Schools Conference will help schools offer more up to date and relevant careers support, that ensures pupils develop the skills, aptitudes and careers knowledge needed to give them the best chance of progressing into future careers within the City Region. The event addresses many of the recommendations in Ofsted’s new report released on 10 September 2013 entitled ‘Going in the right direction?’
A range of presentations will be delivered throughout the day starting with Ofsted on the recommendations and potential impact of the report and including Liverpool City Region major employers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Peel Ports, Crowne Plaza and Merseytravel. In addition, breakout sessions will be delivered that will help and support schools provide improved careers education, advice and guidance to young people.
It’s not too late to book your place – contact Natalie Dowell on 0151 443 3585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 September 2013.
Richard Else, Operations Director at Jaguar Land Rover and Chair of the Liverpool City Region Employment and Skills Board, said “A priority for the Liverpool City Region is ensuring our young people are equipped with the right skills to meet the recruitment needs of our employers. This is especially important due to increasing competition for the best jobs. It is pleasing to see that Ofsted now agree with us on how important this is.
“The Skills for Growth conference will help our education providers to better prepare our young people for the skills employers need, both now and in the future.
“I would encourage all schools to ensure they are
represented at this important event and ensure they can give their pupils the
very best start on the career ladder.”