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Jean Lambert London's Green MEP

Green Skills for Green Jobs conference in Leeds on Thursday 25 December

Green Skills for Green Jobs: Working towards Low Carbon & Resource Efficient Prosperity

Date: Thursday 25 November

Venue: Royal Armouries Museum, Armoury Lane, Leeds

09:40 – 10:40: Registration, Tea/Coffee, Networking and Meet the Suppliers

10:40 – 11:45: Cementing the Policy

10:40: Chairs Welcome & Opening Remarks
Ian Nash – Freelance Education and Skills Journalist & former FE editor for the Times
Education Supplement

10.45: Ministerial Interactive Panel Debate (inclusive of delegate participation)
Working towards the UK’s low carbon and resource efficient prosperity

  • The obstacles we must overcome to be leaders in the global low carbon economy
  • What the coalition Government proposes to do to ensure the UK workforce is equipped for green jobs
  • Practical suggestions on how to overcome the low carbon skills challenge
  • How the UK can take advantage of the opportunities a global low carbon economy presents
  • What role should government and stakeholders including trade unions play in meeting the key skills challenges in transition to a low carbon economy?
  • What strategies should there be in place to enable skilled workers to adapt their skill sets to changing jobs and new industries?
  • What is the role of further and higher education in building the UK green skills base gap?

John Hayes MP – Minister of State for Further Education, Skills & Lifelong Learning – BIS
Frances O’Grady – Deputy General Secretary – TUC
Barbara Jones – Director of Human Resources for Nuclear New Build – EDF Energy
Jean Lambert – MEP – Green Party
Nick Wilson – Director -National Apprenticeship Service

11:45: Yorkshire & Humber – Harnessing the benefits of becoming the UK’s first Low carbon
economic area –
Joanne Pollard – Chief Executive – Co2Sense – The Sustainable Delivery Body for Yorkshire Forward

12:05: Benefits of Accelerating Skills Development in the Engineering, Manufacturing & Science
sectors –
Phillip Whiteman – Chief Executive- SEMTA –

12:25: Driving skills demand through the Nuclear Skills Passport – Julie Maykels -Regional Manager – National Skills Academy – Nuclear

  • Designed for the Nuclear Industry by the Nuclear Industry
  • Standardising the approach to Skills Development for the Nuclear Industry
  • Developing a mobile flexible workforce with transferable skills
  • Creating a picture of future Skills needs and availability

12:45: Q&A

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch, Refreshments & Networking with Suppliers

14:00 – 14:45: Green Skills for Green Jobs – Seminar Session 1

MIND THE GAP: An effective skills strategy to drive the low carbon transition

A panel session hosted by Aldersgate Group, a coalition of sustainability leaders from business,
politics and civil society – Chaired by: Andrew Raingold – Deputy Director – Aldersgate Group

14:45 – 15:30: Green Skills for Green Jobs – Seminar session 2

Leadership Skills for a Sustainable Economy-  Presented by Elizabeth Edgington – Environment Campaign Manager – BITC

15:30 – 16:00: Tea/Coffee & Networking with Suppliers

16:00: Stimulating employer demand for low carbon skills – Simon Perryman- Executive Director – UK Commission for Employment & Skills

16:20 Tackling future job/skills needs in the offshore wind and nuclear power sector – Peter Christie – Office of Renewable Energy Deployment – DECC

16:40: Q&A, Chairs Closing comments & Conference Close

17.00:Conference Close

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