AELP 2020 Vision Conference and Debate 2015 - The Future for Employment and Skills

Thursday, 19 February 2015
Congress Centre, Central London
The AELP 2020 Vision Conference and Debate on 19 February is a good opportunity for the sector to review what the employment and skills sector might look like after the next five years of a new government.

This timely event with electioneering well underway will give a number of influential speakers the chance to set out how they see the sector develop over the next five years. Apprenticeships, Traineeships and English and maths and programmes for the unemployed could feature heavily in all 2015 manifestos. We will be asking both speakers and delegates to predict how the employment and skills landscape will look in 2020.

One session at the conference will seek to set the context which of course means recognising that programme delivery will continue against tough funding challenges. The debating sessions will break this down into looking at the routes into work for both young people and adults and how we ensure skills provision is up-to-date for a changing workplace.

Strategic Partner

Our speakers will represent all of the main stakeholders including employers, learners, government, unions and providers. We’re not asking them to observe what is happening now; instead we’re inviting them to look ahead on how the value of the government’s investment in employment and skills can be maximised in response to changing employer needs. A real challenge!

This event will put a heavy emphasis on audience participation and lively debate. We will use voting technology to get the views of our delegates as a means of influencing speakers and policymakers in the run-up to an important election with skills and employment likely to be key parts of the manifestos.

Who should attend?

  • Apprenticeship/ Traineeship providers
  • 16-19 Study Programme providers
  • Adult Community Colleges/Local Authorities
  • FE Colleges
  • Employer providers
  • Employability and Work Programme providers
  • Housing Associations
  • Sector representative bodies
  • Other stakeholders