The event delegate audience is educators – careers leads, heads of year, IT and digital teachers, from secondary schools, 6th form colleges and universities within Leeds and the wider city region, who are responsible for helping young people with digital education and career advice and guidance. Also employers and training providers who are interested in participating in future talent discussions and skills needs for digital careers.
The event will include interactive discussions and panel speaker sessions to help educators understand what employers skills needs are and how they can help to support future talent in the digital sector. Sessions will include:
9: 00 Coffee and networking
9:30 Welcome and Intro
9:35 Digital career stories, reflecting on the barriers and successes
9:50 Speaker – Leeds labour market overview (digital careers)
10:00 Panel discussion – Employer digital skills needs including technical and soft skills.
10:45 Speaker – Training options post 16
10:55 – 11:05 refreshment break
11:05 -11:50 Workshop session. Increasing diversity in digital, how to encourage younger people from underrepresented groups to start a career in digital.
11:50 Speaker – Digital careers support resources
12:00 Speaker – Regional approach to digital skills
12:10 Panel discussion – Emerging technology and skills needs
13:00 Closing remarks
13:05 close and networking
If you have any queries, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]