How to prepare our children and businesses for the looming skills shortage

Every business needs to consider the implications of a shrinking skills pool and the real risk it carries for their future stability or growth.

In order to mitigate this risk every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities for pupils such as visiting speakers, mentoring work visits, work shadowing to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

IoD Lancashire and Shout! have teamed up with The Careers and Enterprise Company and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership to organise this briefing event for individuals and businesses on the initiative.


08:30 Registration, breakfast and networking
09.00 Welcome and Introduction from Daniel Halenko, IoD Lancashire Ambassador
09.10 Overview of national strategy of careers guidance in Schools – Kay Vaughan, The Careers and Enterprise Company
09.20 Gabriela Hammond, Head of Human Resources on why VEKA plc got involved with Shuttleworth College
09.40 Another local business on their involvement
10:00 Presentation from Ruth England, Head Teacher of Shuttleworth College on connecting with local businesses.
Presentation from pupils from Shuttleworth on how they have benefited from working with businesses.
10.20 Next steps: How do you get involved? – Lisa Mozier, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership
10.35 Networking and matching of Businesses and Schools
11.00 Close

Free to attend. Click here to book tickets.