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Upcoming Conferences

5th International Conference on Employer Engagement and Training

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July 2018

The BEIS Conference Centre, London Westminster

Call for papers

This joint conference hosted by the charities Education and Employers and the Edge Foundation with support from the Department for Business Energy Innovation and Skills, will focus on employer engagement in education and training, vocational education and how these relate to the Government’s plans for increasing social mobility, the implementation of its Industrial Strategy and improving the flow of skills into the labour market post-Brexit. The conference also seeks to reflect on reforms and policy shifts in relation to vocational education and training and employer engagement internationally.

Conference themes

We welcome UK and international participation on the basis of these key themes:

Theme 1: The future of skills and labour

Theme 2: Social mobility and the role of employer engagement

Theme 3: Diversity in VET

Theme 4: Governance and leadership

How to submit a paper

Papers are encouraged from a range of organisations including universities and other public and private bodies using a range of methodologies from a wide range of disciplines including education policy, economics, sociology, human resource management and anthropology. We encourage both UK and international researchers to apply. We would like to see a range of individual papers, workshops and symposia. When you are submitting a proposal please indicate whether you wish to present in any of these formats.

Following an excellent response to our call for submissions, the programme is now complete.

Enquiries: Jordan Rehill – Jordan.Rehill@educationandemployers.org

Emerging Researchers’ Conference on Employer Engagement and Training

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 13:00-17:00

Central London (tbc)

Call for Papers

Education and Employers and The Edge Foundation invite you to a free half day conference in Central London. The Emerging Researchers’ Conference is closely linked and precedes the 5th International Conference on Employer Engagement and Training. It provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate and emerging researchers to share and discuss their work with peers and scholars in a supportive and developmental environment.

Conference themes

We welcome UK and international participation on the basis of these key themes:

Theme 1: The future of skills and labour

Theme 2: Social mobility and the role of employer engagement

Theme 3: Diversity in VET

Theme 4: Governance and leadership

How to submit a paper

Papers are encouraged from a range of organisations including universities and other public and private bodies using a range of methodologies from a wide range of disciplines including education policy, economics, sociology, human resource management and anthropology. We encourage both UK and international researchers to apply. 

Following an excellent response to our call for submissions, the programme is now complete.

Enquiries: Jordan Rehill – Jordan.Rehill@educationandemployers.org