Next Monday (21st November) the Open University will be holding a major conference exploring the future of learning and work – an area that will be of practical interest to many unions and employers, particular those with responsibility for training.
Keynote speakers will look at different aspects of the direction that workplace learning could take, and include:
- Angela Rayner MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Education)
- David Hughes (Chief Executive, Association of Colleges)
- Ruth Spellman (Chief Executive, Workers Education Association)
- Tony Wilson (Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute)
- Rob Humphreys (Director, The Open University in Wales)
The event will also be running a range of topical workshops on subjects such as:
- The role of colleges in technical and professional education
- What learners want: Putting learners at the heart of Area Reviews
At the event organisers will be launching the new online resources produced as part of the OU-led National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) project. This includes the PEARL website and a new suite of six free online courses.
This high profile conference may be of particular interest to Union Learning Reps, employers, senior officers and researchers from across the FE and HE sectors.
Unionlearn Director Liz Rees said:
Unionlearn has been working with the Open University to provide union’s resources that will help reps promote learning in the workplace. This conference is a good opportunity for unions and ULRs to see the latest offers from the OU.
It is also an event that will be of real benefit to employers, in particular staff in charge of training, who will be able to hear how workplace training will be developing over the coming years.”
The conference will be held at the Unison offices in Central London. There is a small charge of £95 to attend. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
For more information, and to book, go to: http://www.open.ac.uk/cicp/main/events/re-thinking-tertiary-system-future-learning-and-work-21-november-2016-london