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This joint conference hosted by the Education and Employers Charity and the Edge Foundation, with support from the Department for Education (England), the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and Barclays Lifeskills, presented new research on employer engagement in education and technical pathways, and explored implications for policy and practice. The conference shared research insights from around the world.
The conference took place on July 21 and 22 at the BIS conference centre in central London.
Conference contributors included Adrian Lyons from Ofsted, Andreas Schleicher and Simon Field from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Anthony Mann and Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel from Education and Employers Research, Claudia Harris and Tristram Hooley from the Careers and Enterprise Company, Graciana Rucci from the Inter-American Development Bank, IZA World of Labor, Karina Veal from the Asian Development Bank, Lesley Giles from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Paul Comyn from the International Labor Organisation, Robert Schwartz from Harvard University, Steven Bainbridge from CEDEFOP -European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Department for Education.