Reading Education, Employment & Skills Forum

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Business skills programmes and opportunities for young people, to help shape 21st century workforce


Michelle Smith, CEO at Education Business Partnership (EBP)

Emma Schierbaum, Baylab Manager at Bayer

Tim Smith, CEO at Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership 

Sarah Foxall, Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Join us for a discussion surrounding the key challenges on the future of education, employment and skills in UK.  This forum is open to all and delegates will be given the opportunity to share their views live with a panel of experts.

The Education, Employment and Skills Summit  held on 12th October 2018 addressed the UK skills system, the Industrial Strategy and Apprenticeships. With the key outcomes from the summit and the huge success of the event, we have created the Education, Employment and Skills Agenda which travels across the Thames Valley raising specific issues such as educating young people for jobs emerging from new technologies, maximising the ROI from Gen Y and Z, and now business programmes for young people.

This event aims to encourage businesses and education institutes to understand that the demand to collaborate is there. It will also inspire smaller businesses and SMEs to get involved setting up their own programmes or opportunities for the local community.


07:30 – Arrival and registration
08:00 – Breakfast
08:30 – Welcome from Event Host
08:45 – Panel Discussion
09:30 – End of Discussion, Networking
10:00 – Event Close


Bookings for this event close on Tuesday 10th September 2019

We will always endeavour to take bookings after this, but cannot guarantee the availability of places, or your inclusion on our guest lists. If you need to book after this time, please contact our Customer Services team on 01753 870500.

For more information, please see our terms & conditions.

Event Details

  • Date:
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  • Venue:
    Green Park Conference Centre, 100 Longwater Avenue Green Park, READING, Berks, RG2 6GP
  • Pricing Member:
      £20.00 + £4.00 VAT
    = £24.00
  • Pricing Non Member:
      £30.00 + £6.00 VAT
    = £36.00
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  • Terms & Conditions:
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