The government is pledging a skills revolution and says digital skills are the rocket fuel to propel the post pandemic economic recovery.
- Gillian Keegan MP - Apprenticeships & Skills Minister
- John Higgins CBE, President BCS (host)
- Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, CEO World Skills UK
- Annette Allmark - Head of Apprenticeships, BCS
15:30 - John Higgins CBE - BCS President, host, introduces the panellists.
15:35 - 15:50 - Gillian Keegan - MP Apprenticeships & Skills Minister to look at the new initiatives to create a post-16 and adult training system.
15:50 - 16:05 - Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE - CEO, WorldSkills UK to discuss the findings of the Disconnect Report.
16:05 - 16:20 - Annette Allmark - Head of Apprenticeships at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to talk about what BCS is doing to promote digital skills.
16:20 - 16:30 - Discussion around how all these – and other initiatives – can help bridge the skills gap including all panellists and facilitated by John Higgins.
This comes against a backdrop of a report earlier this year, Disconnected, by World Skills UK, the Learning and Work Institute and Enginuity found participation in digital skills training had declined.
Join John Higgins CBE, the President of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK, Gillian Keegan MP Apprenticeships & Skills Minister and Annette Allmark, Head of Apprenticeships at BCS as they discuss how to bridge the digital skills gap.
Our events are for adults aged 16 years and over.
This event is brought to you by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT