date Wednesday 4th October 2017

In association with the Telford Business Board there will be a Skills Round Table event held at the University of Wolverhampton on October 4.

0900 Arrival, registration & refreshments

0915 Meeting starts

AGENDA

Introducing & setting the scene – Paul Hinkins, Chair of Telford Business Board & Vice-Chair of the Marches LEP

Graham Guest, Principal Telford College

Graham will talk about the recent merger between TCAT & New College and the newly formed Telford College’s vision including how to increase employer engagement

Professor Ian Oakes, Vice-Principal University of Wolverhampton

Ian will to talk attendees about the offer available from the University for both students and employers and how they can both engage.

Case Study:

Paul Onions, Managing Director – McPhillips

McPhillips are one of our highly successful key local manufacturers and Paul will provide a case study on how apprenticeships can be beneficial for both employer and employee

Apprenticeship Video – Marches LEP

Gill Hamer, Director of the Marches LEP

Break out Groups:

When it comes to recruitment, retention and training, what are the biggest opportunities and challenges for your business?

Apprentices, how can your business benefit?

Each table will have a lead who will ensure each business attending has the opportunity to share their skills issues

The Apprenticeship Levy

Dan Leech, M.D of Cadcoe (Construction & Design Centre of Excellence) & TDS Midlands

Dan has many years’ experience of working with Apprentices and creating opportunities for them, and will talk about how the Apprenticeship Levy will work for employers and issues around this

Round up and What Next? – Paul Hinkins

Close of Event – 1130 (please note timings are approximate and may change slightly on the day)

Click here to register to to attend.

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