*This event is free but please reserve your tickets below by 26th January 2018 for catering purposes.
‘Working Futures’ brings together key stakeholders - including employers, schools, policy-makers and NGOs - to discuss the challenges facing young people in transition from education to employment.
Building on examples of good practice and international research, we aim to identify and promote concrete ways forward to enhance youth employment and reduce the likelihood of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training).
8.00 - 8.20: Arrival, breakfast and networking
8.20 - 8.35: Welcome and Introduction from the Chair Shelagh O’Connor, New Horizon Youth Centre
Launch of a set of Policy briefs - Prof Louise Ryan, University of Sheffield
1. Feeling supported. Enabling success by promoting engagement at school
2. Beyond the numbers. Incentivising and implementing better apprenticeships
3. Re-Engaging NEETs. Supporting young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) to engage with learning and the labour market
8.35 - 8.45: Special Guest Speaker on Youth Transitions from Education to Employment, Lyn Cole, EY Foundation
8.45 - 9.10: Panel Discussion - Challenges of Youth Transitions in the London Context
Chloe Halpin, Future First
David Hall, Institute of Apprenticeships
Lindsay Owen, The Prince’s Trust
Petra Goran, European Commission
Phillip Kerry, London Youth
Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch County
Shaun Bailey, Member of the London Assembly
9.10 - 9.30: Q & A Session
This event is co-organised by Middlesex University, New Horizon Youth Centre and University of Sheffield.