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Mayor’s European Social Fund (ESF) 2019 – 23 Programme Information Event
December 5, 2018
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The Mayor’s European Social Fund (ESF) 2019 – 23 Programme Information Event is being held on 13 December from 12.30 – 16.30pm. This event will provide an opportunity for interested bidders to hear more about this procurement opportunity.

The GLA is procuring a range of education, training and employment services to support unemployed, economically inactive and low-income Londoners with a focus on young people and adults that are disadvantaged in the labour market including people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, single parents, people whose first language is not English, people without qualifications or with low qualifications and women.

The Mayor’s ESF 2019-23 Programme aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge they need to gain qualifications, progress in education and access, sustain and progress in work.  Read more

Calling Notice for Papers for the NICEC Conference
September 27, 2018
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Please see the calling notice below for Papers for the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) – Changing boundaries: career, identity and self: An international conference on research, practice and policy in career development. 

Date: 16th and 17th April 2019
Venue: Chancellor’s Conference Centre, Manchester
Abstract Deadline: October 31st 2018

They are welcoming abstracts of up to 300 words for individual presentations and up to 500 words for symposiums.

Abstracts to be submitted to julia.yates.1@city.ac.uk by 31st October 2018. Read more

Thousands head to Derbyshire Skills Festival
September 24, 2018
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Thousands of young people visited the first two days of Derbyshire Skills Festival – the county’s largest careers event – and there’s still chance to go along.

Derbyshire County Council organises the event with Derby City Council and it’s aimed at students aged 13 to 19, particularly those in Year 11 who are considering their options after school.

The first two of this year’s three events were held at the Pride Park Stadium on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September 2018 with employers, colleges, training providers and voluntary organisations, offering free support and guidance.

Young people got the chance to take part in have-a-go sessions including engineering, media, hair and beauty and much more.

This week Derbyshire Skills Festival moves on to the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield on Wednesday 26 September 2018. Read more

Get Involved in Talk Money Week
August 2, 2018
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The Money Advice Service has launched their participation pack for Talk Money Week 2018, which is full of ideas for how you or your organisation can get involved this November.

If you do feel inspired to hold an event, you can let them know by using their interactive map, which will show everything being done around the country to celebrate Talk Money Week.

Whether you are planning something big or small, doing something special or just promoting the services you already provide, put a pin in the map and show them how you’ll be talking money.

Download the participation pack here.

Ofqual T Level Consultation Event
July 10, 2018
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Ofqual will be launching our 4-week consultation on their approach to regulating technical qualifications during the week beginning 9 July.

Alongside the consultation, they will be holding 3 consultation events to allow you the opportunity to find out more about our proposals and provide your views:

  • 23 July 2018 Park Plaza County Hall, London
  • 24 July 2018 The Village, Coventry
  • 31 July 2018 Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester

The events will run from 10.30 to 15:30.

Please note, depending on the level of interest, we may need to restrict attendance to a maximum of 2 representatives from each organisation at the events.

To attend one of these events register through eventbrite

Returners Fund Round 2 Market Engagement Event – 16th July 2018
July 9, 2018
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The fund is offering grants to projects which help people to return to work in the private sector.

This is part of a commitment made by the Prime Minister in the 2017 Spring Budget to help people back into employment after a career break. The Government Equalities Office defines a ‘returner’ as a person who has been out of paid employment for at least a year to take on caring responsibilities and would like to return to paid work at a level commensurate with their skills and experience.

This event is taking place on 16th July 2018 from 2pm to 4pm in central Birmingham. 

The Expression of Interest (EOI) application process is open until 16 August 2018.

There was a high demand in Round 1 with 93 EOIs submitted, of which 16 projects were invited to submit a full application.  An announcement on the successful projects is expected shortly. Read more

Your invitation to the Talk Money Conference 2018
July 3, 2018
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The Money Advice Service (MAS) and the Money Advice Liaison Group (MALG) are delighted to invite you to join us at the Talk Money Conference 2018, part of the third annual Talk Money Week (previously Financial Capability Week).

This year MAS and MALG are joining forces to open up the conference to as many stakeholders from across the financial capability and debt landscape as possible, with the joint aim of improving financial capability and the lives of people in debt across the UK.

The free to attend one-day event will be held at Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday 14 November 2018 and is open to the whole of the financial capability, money and debt advice, credit, wider sector and other stakeholders.

Why attend? Read more

Unionlearn Hosts Career Learning Pilot Events in Leeds and Taunton
June 28, 2018
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Join unionlearn at two events for trade unions and other partners to hear about the learning and skills opportunities of the new Career Learning Pilots.

The events in early July will cover the West Yorkshire Combined Authority / Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership Career Learning Pilot and the Devon and Somerset Career Learning Pilot.

Leeds City Region works in partnership with local councils and businesses to ensure that everyone in the region benefits from a strong, successful economy.

The pilots in West Yorkshire and Devon and Somerset are two of five nationally which will be testing out ideas for attracting learners by offering subsidised courses at different levels and exploring approaches to outreach and engagement with potential learners. The pilots will also help inform the forthcoming National Retraining Scheme.

Union officers, union learning reps and trade unionists involved in the learning agenda are all invited to attend this event.

Delegates will hear about the pilot, the target areas within the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Devon and Somerset, the courses and subsidies (of between 25% and 100%) that may be available to your members.

They will also learn about the potential to receive subsidised travel when taking a course and get the chance to share views and ideas to engage with this pilot.

There will be presentations by the local authorities, unionlearn and other partners.

The Leeds event takes place at Leeds City Museum on Tue 3rd  July from 10.00 to 13.00 and the Taunton event takes place in the city on Wed 4th  July from 9.30 to 14.00

There will be refreshments and a buffet lunch available at both events.

For further information on the Leeds event email Mark Rowe, unionlearn Projects Officer, or call on 07825 684524.

For further information on the Taunton event email Andy Moss unionlearn Projects Officer, or call on 07500 862 776.

ACUMEN Conference London 2018: Pioneering Work in Career Management Skills: Free to Attend
May 17, 2018
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ACUMEN Conference London 2018: Pioneering Work in Career Management Skills organised by the European Learning Network

Are you a Career Adviser? Coach? Educator? Mentor?

Having the necessary skills to manage your career now is extremely important as the European job market continues to move towards higher-value, highly-skilled jobs.

Come and attend our FREE conference to discover more about our free self-learning Career Management Skills (CMS) modules and train-the-trainer sessions.

ACUMEN brings together the latest in Career Management Skills know-how from well-known career experts. We will show you how to develop new skills to manage your client’s/learner’s career path, yet maintain a positive work-life balance. Read more

London Learning Consrotium: Commissioning Events
May 3, 2018
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London Learning Consortium (LLC) is holding two commissioning events to outline its partnership allocation process for 2018/19.

The first event is on May 14th (10AM -1PM) at the Osmani Centre in Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets London and is for VCSE / Community Focussed organisations in the GLA area.

The second event is for VCSE / Community Focussed organisations that work within the C2C Coast to Capital Area on 30th May 10:30am for 11am start finish at 1pm and will be hosted by The Friends Centre in Brighton.

For over a decade now LLC has been working with its community partners to deliver skills and training to local residents and employers across London and further afield. 2018/19 is no different and we are holding these events to launch our commissioning priorities and consult with our community partners on skills needs for local residents and employers. We hope you are able to join us and find out what we are seeking to fund and how you can get involved.

Please register for the event of your choice via our Eventbrite page: LLC Commissioning Events

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