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AELP Conference & Debate: 2020 Vision

  • 19 Feb 2015
  • Congress Centre, London

Thursday, 19 February 2015
Congress Centre, London


The AELP 2020 Vision Conference and Debate in 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 to be in the context of 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. 

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 and we will use voting technology to ensure we get the views of our delegates so we can influence speakers and policy makers as we move towards a very important election with skills and employment at the centre 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

Confirmed Speakers
Martin Dunford OBE, Chief Executive - Skills Training UK and Chairman - AELP
Stewart Segal, Chief Executive, Association of Employment & Learning Providers
Peter Lauener, SFA/EFA
Nick Linford, Director, Lsect
Sue Husband, SFA
Professor Bill Lucas, Centre for Real World Learning
Tom Wilson, Unionlearn, TUC
Tom Bewick, INSSO
Kirstie Donnelly MBE, UK Managing Director, City & Guilds
Toni Pearce, NUS
Roy O’Shaughnessy, Chief Executive, Shaw Trust
Dr Ann Limb OBE DL, South East Midlands LEP
Martin Doel, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges

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