Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Employability & Skills Conference
The Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Employability and Skills Conference is returning for a second year to strengthen further the links between local businesses and education providers, consider local and regional growth priorities and help businesses access skilled workers both now and in the future.
Organised by Gail Widerman of Placing Futures, D2N2 Enterprise Advisor Network, Chesterfield Borough Council, D2 Skills and Employment Board and Destination Chesterfield, the event will address the skills needs of local employers and look at ways to develop the employability shortages and skills requirements identified in the D2N2 Employability Framework*. There will also be an opportunity for schools and businesses to make links around employability and prepare the future workforce for the North Derbyshire economy.
Speakers will be from both the business and learning community including:- HS2 Ltd, Careers & Enterprise Company, Derbyshire Education Business Partnership and Chesterfield Apprentice Ambassadors. There will also be a question and answer panel and an interactive session for everyone to share their views.
The event is open to businesses, schools and education providers in North Derbyshire. To book your free place please register using the button below. Please note this event is open to a maximum of 2 delegates per organisation. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Launched in 2016, the D2N2 Employability Framework seeks to address the mis-match between the employability skills that young people are leaving school with or picking up through post-16 training programmes against those needed by employers in their workforces. This is being delivered through the Careers and Enterprise Company – Enterprise Adviser Network.
The ambition of the Framework, between 2016 and 2018, is for every secondary school and college in the D2N2 area, and at least 20% of specialist schools, to have:
- A designated employer linked to their organisation;
- An Enterprise, Careers and Employability Strategy;
- Undertaken a self-assessment, to produce an action plan in response to the Enterprise, Careers and Employability Strategy;
- Access to providers delivering enterprise, careers and employability activities who have been quality assured against the D2N2 Employability Framework;
- Access to a range of funding to support their school strategies.