Following the publication of the Scottish Government’s Future Skills Action Plan, this half-day conference will discuss how business, government and our colleges and universities can work collaboratively to enhance upskilling and retraining opportunities across Scotland.
Why you should attend:
The impact of AI and automation on the workplace, combined with Scotland’s ageing workforce, means that lifelong learning has become more important than ever.
This event will explore what upskilling and retraining activity is already happening across Scotland, the support available to employers and workers and how existing initiatives can be reformed to make them more responsive to demand. Attendees will also have the chance to hear what other businesses are doing to tackle the challenge of the changing world of work and the insights gained will be used to help shape the direction of the new National Retraining Partnership.
Confirmed speakers include:
Tracy Black, Director, CBI Scotland
Dr Ken Thomson, Principal and Chief Executive, Forth Valley College
Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, Scottish Government
Damian Yeates, Chief Executive, Skills Development Scotland
Gillian Murray, Deputy Principal (Enterprise and Business), Heriot Watt University
10:00 Future of Skills Action Plan – Developing the Workforce of the Future.
Decisions government and businesses make now about skills policy will directly impact how people can take advantage of the opportunities created by technological change in the workplace. These decisions will also be crucial to ensuring no one is left behind as artificial intelligence and automation continue to shape the way we work.
09:00 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Keynote address and Q&A
10.30 Coffee break – Networking and Exhibition Showcase
10.45 Workshop/group discussions
12.00 Panel session and Q&A
12:55 Closing remarks
13.00 Lunch and tour of the new Forth Valley campus
The Future of Talent Conference welcomes business leaders from all organisations, including those that are not members of the CBI.
Our Partners for the Conference are:
This event brings greater benefits to all attendees when the audience is diverse - with leaders from different businesses, regions, sectors and job roles. To enable diversity, all spaces will be allocated by the CBI to maximise the potential for a successful event.
If you have any questions:
Please contact the Event Manager Colette Cunningham.
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