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Guest Speaker CEO Jenny Holloway At The UCL Institute Of Education Conference

10 January 2018

Jenny Holloway CEO of Fashion Capital, Fashion Enter and Fashion Technology Academy has been invited as a guest speaker to the UCL institute of Education conference.

Titled ‘Building a robust technical education system through regional and national employer-provided partnerships’, the conference will be held on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at Leeds City College Printworks Campus.

The Commission for Adult Vocational Education states that ‘excellent vocational education is most likely to be delivered by dual professionals’, teachers and lecturers who were both experts in their professions and as teachers. To remain credible to their students and as teachers of technical education, it significant that they are continually updated in the state of practice within their trade or profession. There has been several government reports analysing how affective the partnership between employers and educators has on technical and professional education, the outcome of the reports shows that the partnership between the two are substantial for building an effective skills system.

The conference will venture into the effects of collaborative working especially for regional skills at higher levels. The two themes that will be focused on during the conference are; improving technical and vocational education, building better regional partnership working between employers and educators and the key roles they can play in promoting progression to higher level learning and skilled work.

Fashion Enter and The Fashion Technology Academy are the epitome of how effective the partnership between employers and educators can provide an efficient and effective skills system. Jenny will be discussing the importance of the partnership between an employer and educator and the different factors to consider to improve and promote technical education to higher level learning and skilled work. With the example of the Fashion Technology Academy and Fashion Enter, Jenny will discuss how the services provided in both companies create a more productive skilled workforce and a highly qualified educative system. But also with the introduction of the Tailoring Academy, how both companies are moving into an extended provision of higher level skills.


10.00 Colin Booth, Principal, Leeds City College: Welcome

10.05 Martin Doel, FETL Professor of Leadership in Further Education and Skills, UCL: Chair’s remarks

10.10 Ian Billyard – Principal, Leeds College of Building – Welcome from the West Yorkshire College Consortium

10.20 Jenny Holloway – CEO Fashion Enter: Learning in the factory

10.40 Adam Beaumont – aql CEO and founder – engagement with the regional skills agenda

11.05 Coffee

11.20 Neil Bates – Associate Director – Technical Education Reforms and T Levels, ETF – A framework for occupational expertise

11.40 Julie Gibbings – Head of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, ETF – Outstanding Teaching and Learning

12.00 Pauline Tambling –Relating Regional to National Skills

12.20 Ken Spours Panel and discussion: Crossing boundaries, working and teaching

1.00 Lunch

1.40 Neil Fletcher/Jo Sadler – UCL -Case studies: Manchester and Liverpool

2.20 Cllr Sean Anstee, Leader of Trafford Council and nominated by Andy Burnham as the Skills Lead for Manchester Combined Authority – building local partnerships

2.45 Ken Spours Panel and discussion: Shared knowledge: building high skill systems

3.10 Close

To find out more and book your place email p.grainger@ucl.ac.uk


10 January 2018
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