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Voices of diverse SMEs: Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems

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The High Level Skills programme (HLS) part-funded by ESF, invites local education providers and strategic partners to a virtual event to hear key messages from both SMEs and the data we have captured. It will enable providers and partners to consider what changes may be needed in their own curriculum development to further improve the labour market relevance of local education and training systems.

  • From: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 9 am
  • To: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 10.30 am
  • Registration: 8.50 am
  • Booking deadline: Monday 16 November 2020, 12.00 pm
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Event details

This support is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

The HLS programme supports lifelong learning, local SMEs to grow their skills and talent, and supports improvement of the labour market relevance of education and training systems. We do this by putting SME voice at the heart of our support programme and course design.

We invite local education providers from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and strategic partners to join us at this event. You will hear what over 500 SMEs have told us they need, the support we have been providing, and what difference this has made.

This virtual event will enable you to hear key messages from both SMEs and the data we have captured. It will enable other providers and partners to consider what changes may be needed in their own curriculum development to further improve the labour market relevance of local education and training systems.

Programme

Speaker: Professor Monder Ram OBE

Professor Monder Ram OBE

We are delighted to confirm that Professor Monder Ram OBE will be joining us a keynote speaker.

Professor Ram is the Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Aston University.

He is a leading authority on small business and ethnic minority entrepreneurship research, has published widely on the subject, and has extensive experience of working in and acting as a consultant to small and ethnic minority businesses.

Monder is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences, and advises the government on the importance and value of ethnic minority businesses through his position on the APPG for BAME Business Owners. He also holds visiting positions at Warwick University and the University of Turku.

Agenda

8.50am – Registration

9 am – Welcome from Jeremy Hague, Director of Knowledge Exchange, Nottingham Trent University

9.10 am – Key note speaker: Professor Monder Ram OBE outlines the contribution of ethnic minority entrepreneurs and looks at the challenges and opportunities for business support providers

9.40 am – Voices of diverse SMEs: Andria Birch, ESF Programme Manager

10.05 am – Short film showcasing the programme's impact on local SMEs

10.10 am – Panel Q&A session

10.30 am – Event close

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