ATL & PESGB Seminar
Speakers: Mark Langhammer, Association of Teachers and Lecturers;
Paul Nowak, Assistant General Secretary of the TUC
Paul Wakeling, Principal of Havering Sixth Form College
Respondent: Dr. Lynne Sedgmore, ex. Executive Director 157 Group
Chair: Joy Mercer, Director of Education Policy Association of Colleges
ATL and PESGB are proud to present a 7 seminar series of debates and discussions around ‘collaborative expertise’ in the FE Sector. The seminars offer stakeholders, academics, researchers, employers, civil servants and other interested parties a series of free discussions about education, skills, training and expertise for the post 16 skills sector.
The seminars are an attempt to bring together experts in their field to explore and develop concepts, theories and practices that could underpin a future FE and VET system. There is no agenda other than the promotion of thinking on these matters and the organisers would be happy to respond to any further suggestions made by the participants about furthering these discussions or disseminating them. The FE sector is at yet another crucial turning point with a new lead sector body and a new government. Political parties want more skills, higher level progression for vocational students, more apprenticeships, and a high quality VET system, but do we have sustainable and robust collaborative working in place to deliver what must be a co-ordinated approach to the skills system? Do we have an ethos of collaborative working? Do we have shared values, beliefs, as well as aims to enable us to accomplish the task? In this seminar we will be looking at national and local models of working that may help us formulate a shared understanding of what needs to be done in the area of industrial democracy and partnership working? Or, are we in a new phase where the market and market mechanisms are given priority over industrial democracy? What do we do then?
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