Higher Level Skills - Employer Informed Higher Education

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Registration & refreshments at 18:00 with talks commencing at 18:30. Finishing around 20:00.

Room HC 031, Ground Floor, Herbert Collins Building, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0RD (This is about 5 minutes’ walk from the Southampton Central Station) | Maps

Free of charge for BCS Members and Non-members.

John Chudley BSc PhD CEng FIMarEST, Dean of the Maritime and Technology Faculty, Southampton Solent University.

This will be jointly with the Hampshire Branch, and Southampton Solent University.

A significant part of the future of Higher education will require engagement in more extensive partnership working to provide workforce development opportunities for regional enterprises, through a mixture of Higher Apprenticeships, Higher Level Skills and tailor made education, some of which will utilise work based learning and assessment and remote learning approaches.

This presentation will consider attitudes to Higher Level Skills and the role of Professional Bodies in developing employer informed Higher Education

About the speaker:

John ChudleyProfessor John Chudley knows first hand about the opportunities vocational education and Higher Level Skills can offer. John began honing his skills as a Mechanical Engineering apprentice in 1980 before progressing to higher education completing a PhD in Marine Technology in 1994. With extensive experience in the Marine Technology and Engineering industry, John was Head of Department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering at the University of Plymouth, and more recently their Director of Research and Innovation. 

Prior to joining Southampton Solent University John was a Director of the National Apprenticeship Service.  Having experience and a strong belief in the benefits and opportunities vocational education brings to young people he was passionate in his role and was instrumental in the development of Higher Apprenticeships.

He has also acted as a Director/Board Member to a number of companies/organisations and is a Vice-President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.