Employability and Skills Scotland 2017

28th November 2017 - 29th November 2017

The Studio, Glasgow

Employment and Skills for an Inclusive Economy

This year, the Convention celebrates 10 years of policy and practice sharing!

We are delighted to welcome our Patron, Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal for the first time to open our Scottish Convention. 

Download the Convention programme for the full list of speakers and 20 in-depth workshops.

Join us to hear the latest news about employability and skills in Scotland, a ministerial address from Jamie Hepburn MSP, updates from senior government officials and a host of expert speakers in panel sessions chaired by Sally Magnusson.

A networking dinner will take place at the Grand Central Hotel on the evening of 28th.

Why should you attend: 

  • Access to in-depth expert overviews, policy discussions and case studies of innovative practice throughout Scotland.
  • Be part of the debate with everyone involved in improving the employability and skills offer of local people.
  • A place to network and forge new partnerships across employability, skills and welfare.

Who should attend?

Employment Programme contractors and organisations in their supply chain; policy officials from the Scottish Government and the Department for Work and Pensions and their strategic and operational partners; Employers and Trade Unions; further education professionals; Local Authorities; voluntary and community sector organisations; social enterprises; Housing Associations; diversity and welfare rights advocates and; primary care trusts.
Align your organistion with key stakeholders and policy makers and profile your work by sponsoring or exhibiting at this event. Contact Mintra Sadler.  

Confirmed Speakers

Convention Chair:
Sally Magnusson, Presenter and Broadcaster
Jamie Hepburn MSP
Minister for Employability and Training
  • Chris Brodie, Lead Head, Skills Planning and Sector Development, Skills Development Scotland
  • Neil Couling CBE, Director General for the Universal Credit, Department for Work and Pensions
  • John Dickie, Director of Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland
  • Shona Duncan, Head of Skills, Education and Employment, Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute
  • Damon Gibbons, Director, Centre for Responsible Credit
  • Rona Hunter, Chief Officer, Capital City Partnership
  • Uzma Khan, Deputy Director for Economic Strategy, Scottish Government
  • Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, ERSA
  • Councillor Angus Millar, Glasgow City Council
  • Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust

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