Higher Education/Further Education Network – LDN/SE/TV/SW

Higher Education/Further Education Network – LDN/SE/TV/SW Higher Education/Further Education Network – LDN/SE/TV/SW
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23 October 2020

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10:00 - 11:00

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Online

The role for further and higher education in future reskilling

The forum provides opportunities for members to feed into wide-ranging CBI policy, aimed at championing the role for both HE and FE in supporting the UK economy to thrive, as well as a peer network for the sectors to discuss issues of value.

This session will focus on the state of adult education and lifelong learning and explore the latest CBI report on the UK’s reskilling challenge. The report, preview available here, reveals fresh evidence on future economic demand, concluding that the UK will need to invest an additional £130bn over the next decade to prevent skills gaps and job shortages. Without bold action, technological change and automation could deepen inequality and result in an ‘unjust transition’ to new ways of working.

Our report sets out a 2030 vision for a revolution in reskilling, with further and higher education providers at its heart. We are now looking to CBI membership to help us shape how we deliver upon this ambition.

By attending this event, you will:

  • Influence CBI thinking on reskilling and the role for providers within this
  • Gain fresh data and insight from the latest CBI research to help to plan for future skills demand, as well as have any questions answered by CBI policy colleagues
  • Engage and share ideas with fellow experts within the higher education and further education sectors.


Preliminary agenda:

10:00 Welcome address

  • Rob Irvine, Senior Associate Director, CBI

10:05 Overview of CBI Reskilling Report

  • Nic Trower, Senior Policy Adviser, Education and Skills, CBI

10:15 The role for further and higher education providers

  • Aaron Revel, Senior Policy Adviser, Education and Skills, CBI

10:20 Roundtable discussion on reskilling challenge, and the role of providers

  • Chaired by Rob Irvine, Senior Associate Director, CBI

10:55 Closing remarks

  • Rob Irvine, Senior Associate Director, CBI

11:00 Close


Who should attend?

This event is open to CBI members working in providers of further and higher education or training, including:

  • Vice Chancellors, Provosts, and Principals
  • Policy leads
  • Business and external engagement colleagues
  • HR professionals
  • Financial directors

If you think your colleague would be interested in this event, please forward them this event page.

Get in touch

Berit Vain

Berit Vain

Senior Events Executive