Apprenticeships and the Northern Powerhouse event next week

A ULR forum event is being held next week in Leeds at the Park Plaza and is aimed at ULRs, project workers and representatives across the Yorkshire and Humber region that will explore Apprenticeships and the Northern Powerhouse.

The Northern Powerhouse will be developing views around the skills we need now and in the future. These views will include the need to look at the skills of the present workforce. Coupled to this is the need to develop quality apprenticeships, look at the jobs of the future and how that affects union members.

Trade unions can play a key role in ensuring apprenticeship programmes have quality embedded into any apprenticeship training. We also play a key role in ensuring our membership receive the best training on offer including English and maths.

National Apprenticeship Project Officer for unionlearn Mark Rowe said:

Come along to this event to share best practice, learn about the latest work unions are doing with the Northern Powerhouse Group and how that will affect the organisations you work for.”

ULRs will play a pivotal part of that discussion. Your views count and they can influence the learning agenda and inform unionlearn on how to take the agenda forward.”

Also come and find out about what the Leeds LEP learning offer looks like as this will support ULF funded projects. We will also hear from an FE College on how they can help ULRs with apprenticeship support. 

The event is free and on Tuesday 17th April from 10.00 to 14.00

The day will include Hopwood Hall College discussing Skills and apprenticeship working with unions a session and workshop on the Northern Powerhouse from Steve Hewitt, Project Worker for Unite the Union and Mark Rowe.

Bill Adams, Regional Secretary from TUC Yorkshire and Humber will focus on the importance of ULRs and the skills agenda and there will be a workshop on the ways that unions are supporting Quality Apprenticeships.

The whole event wraps up with a chance to network over lunch.

For more details contact:

Dilys Beaumont: [email protected] or
Mark Rowe: [email protected]

To book your free place go to the unionlearn Eventbrite page