How can young people prepare for the world of work at this uncertain time? What support could be provided in light of Covid-19? This year’s International Conference on Employer Engagement is running virtually on 1st and 2nd July to discuss questions like these.
The international conference, hosted by Education and Employers in partnership with the Edge Foundation, is now in its sixth year and has been attended widely with high quality papers from across the globe. By going virtual in 2021 the event has become accessible to delegates internationally at the click of a button, allowing for greater participation and engaging networking opportunities with a bigger, broader community of fellow researchers in the education sphere.
The conference will include panels with keynote speakers, research presentations, workshops, seminars, case studies and speed networking opportunities allowing delegates to connect, just like at an in-person event.
Across the two days, discussion will explore employer engagement in general education, technical and vocational education and training, and the extent to which such interventions adequately prepare young people for the rapidly changing world of work. In particular, attention will focus on the need to develop and capture the skill requirements within the changing labour market and how such interventions can support young people as part of the response to Covid-19. The conference also seeks to reflect on reforms and policy shifts in relation to education and training and employer engagement internationally.
Tickets are now on sale, with an early bird price of £25. Get yours now.
The Call for Papers is open until 19th April– submit your paper.
Attendees at the 5th International Conference commented:
The sessions I attended achieved a perfect mix of practitioners and researchers, and the presence of employer bodies and policy makers gave a real sense of ‘something happening’. The Q&A following my own presentation was particularly useful because it reflected this broad mix of delegates and offered a fresh perspective on my work. It also resulted directly in a contract that kick-started our new social enterprise, UP2UNI. This year’s conference is already in my diary! – Dr Susan McGrath, UCL Institute of Education
The International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training in 2018 provided an all too rare opportunity for researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss common issues together. The wide range of presenters and speakers allowed refreshingly candid and focused discussions about the future of work and learning and so I very much look forward to the next one! – Kevin Orr, Professor of Work and Learning and an Associate Dean at the University of Huddersfield
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