How can schools and colleges prepare young people for a technological life and help tackle the technical skills gap?

  • February 22, 2023 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Online or in person at the Royal Society

How do we prepare the next generation for a technological life – and at the same time help to tackle the technical skills gap? What should schools and FE colleges be contributing to post-16 technical education, and how can we ensure that the right skills are taught at schools pre-16 to enable that post-16 technical education to be a success? Is the role of Further Education fully understood in discussions about post-16 and post-18 technical education? These were some of the questions that were discussed during this event.

Professor Bill Lucas
Director of the Centre for Real World Learning, University of Winchester
Nancy Buckley
Group Director, Business Development, Activate Learning
Sharmen Ibrahim
Group Director, Digital Education, Activate Learning
Ella Podmore MBE
Senior Materials Engineer, McLaren Automotive Ltd
Phil Smith CBE FREng
Chairman of IQE, Chair of Digital Skills Partnership and former Chair and CEO of Cisco UK

Comino Foundation
The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851