Next research seminar: Professor Ewart Keep

Professor Ewart Keep, SKOPE, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, will talk about ‘Education and Industry – An Overview and Critique of Current Thinking’ 12.30 on 23 March 2011 at the Education and Employers Taskforce office in Holborn, London.

This seminar reflects on three decades of education and industry interaction. The aim will be to explore topics that sometimes get shunted to one side.

With youth unemployment rising, public money scarce, educational institutions under severe pressure, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES, 2009) offering a fresh analysis of the causes of the UK’s ‘skills problem’ (one based around weak demand and poor skill utilisation, rather than failings of supply), the time seems ripe to pose some big questions about the conceptual backdrop against which the bulk of education/industry collaboration takes place.