Unionlearn conference 2018

The 2018 unionlearn conference took place on Thursday, 12 July 2018 from 10:00-15:30 in Congress House, London.

Unionlearn conference 2018

The conference was entitled "The future for skills".

The conference highlighted the unique role ULRs play in the workplace supporting some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable learners. Over the last 12 years more than 40,000 Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) have been trained, over 500,000 union reps trained and nearly a quarter of a million people are being given training and learning opportunities through their union every year.

The conference also celebrated the work of unionlearn and unions over the past year and looked forward to the year ahead.

Speakers included:

  • Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary
  • Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships
  • Vaseem Khan, author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency
  • Lord Blunkett, Chair of Heathrow Skills Taskforce
  • Ava Vidal, Comedian