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01/10/2019

07.45 Design and Technology Association

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Creating a future workforce and sustainable industrial growth

Policy Roundtable By Invitation. Senior Party, Business and Education representatives.

Speakers:

The Industrial Strategy aims to boost productivity through investment in skills, industry and infrastructure, building long-term strategic partnerships with businesses to meet the ‘Grand Challenges’ and global markets. It is time to reconsider the importance of creativity and the value of a technical education to close the skills gap post-Brexit. Contact jhopkins@citadelcomms.co.uk

12.30 Learn By Design and CWO

Manchester Central : Youth Zone

Wise Up: Women in STEM and The Economy

Panel Debate. Invited speakers Vicky Ford MP Science & Technology Committee & Nusrat Ghani MP Minister for Transport. Host By Design, CWO with Fujitsu

Speakers:

Can we afford to leave 50% of our potential workforce, under-represented and under-supported in STEM careers? When 50% representation in GCSE Physics drops to only 16% representation for Engineering and Technology first degree entrants, we need to redouble in our efforts to fill and prevent the on-going skills gap. Speakers: Geoff Parsons, By Design Group; Saba Shaukat, CWO; Prof Judith Driscoll, Cambridge University; Sarah Weir OBE, Design Council. Incl. afternoon exhibit on Women in STEM



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