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Working Futures - Enabling sustainable transitions from education to employment

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START DATE 30 January 2018
START TIME 08:00am

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

END DATE 30 January 2018
END TIME 09:30am

A discussion on the challenges facing young people moving from education to employment

‘Working Futures’ brings together key stakeholders - including employers, schools, policy-makers and NGOs - to discuss the challenges facing young people in transition from education to employment. Building on examples of good practice and international research, we aim to identify and promote concrete ways forward to enhance youth employment and reduce the likelihood of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training).


8.00-8.20: Arrival, breakfast and networking

8.20-8.35: Welcome and Introduction from the Chair Shelagh O’Connor, New Horizon Youth Centre

Launch of a set of Policy briefs - Prof Louise Ryan, University of Sheffield

1. Feeling supported. Enabling success by promoting engagement at school

2. Beyond the numbers. Incentivising and implementing better apprenticeships

3. Re-Engaging NEETs. Supporting young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) to engage with learning and the labour market

8.35-8.45: Special Guest Speaker on Youth Transitions from Education to Employment, Lyn Cole, EY Foundation

8.45-9.10: Panel Discussion - Challenges of Youth Transitions in the London Context

Chloe Halpin, Future First

David Hall, Institute of Apprenticeships

Lindsay Owen, The Prince’s Trust

Petra Goran, European Commission

Phillip Kerry, London Youth

Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch County

Shaun Bailey, Member of the London Assembly

9.10-9.30: Q & A Session

This event is co-organised by Middlesex University, New Horizon Youth Centre and University of Sheffield.

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