This Westminster Employment Forum seminar will focus on the progress made by Government towards achieving its aim to create 3m apprenticeship starts by 2020, and what more can be done to improve diversity in those taking up apprenticeships as a career path.
Delegates will consider the further action that will be required from policymakers, as well as training providers, employers and universities to reach the target as stakeholders adjust to an updated funding system. They will also assess the success of apprenticeships in improving life chances, as well as the steps that can be taken to increase awareness of apprenticeships as a career route.
Further sessions discuss next steps for achieving greater diversity, following the establishment of the Apprenticeship Diversity and Participation Network. Those attending will discuss how Government can achieve their aims to raise the proportion of new apprenticeship starts by BME individuals and people with disabilities, as well as measures to address gender imbalance that exists within some sectors, such as in construction and engineering.
The seminar will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders including schools, representatives of employers and trade associations, careers advisors, universities, FE colleges and training providers, academics, and reporters from the national and trade media.
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