The LEP will stage its first ever Skills Conference on 19th March at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The skills needed for the workplace are changing – but are employers in Greater Lincolnshire embracing the change?

To help businesses get ready for the future workplace the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership will stage its first ever Skills Conference on Thursday 19th March at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The LEP Skills Conference will dispel some myths relating to apprenticeships, provide advice and tips on recruiting staff and help delegates engage with schools, colleges and universities.

The keynote speaker will be employment guru Dr Paul Redmond, Director of Student Experience and Enhancement at the University of Liverpool and one of the UK’s leading experts on the graduate employment market.

Paul has worked at a number of leading universities and has been responsible for guiding the careers of thousands of students and graduates. He has presented at numerous conferences and events around the world, writes regularly for national newspapers and is a frequent guest on both national radio and TV.

The conference is focused on the businesses delegate, as well as schools, colleges, training providers, universities, local authorities, career leaders, politicians, civil servants and policy makers.

Its key theme will be delivering skills to businesses to drive economic growth and it will feature keynote speakers, strategic panel discussions and debate, and skills demonstrations in the brand new Skills Showcase.

The panel discussions will cover a range of topics such as:

  • employers’ skills needs
  • apprenticeships
  • recruitment
  • careers advice and information

Hosting the conference will be Pat Doody from NatWest, currently Interim Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

He will be joined by a range of guest speakers and panellists from the business community alongside skills experts to discuss the hot topics related to the future of skills and how employers can prepare themselves for a changing workplace.

The LEP Skills Conference runs from 8.30am until 1.30pm on Thursday 19th March and is free to attend.

To register your place visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/greater-lincolnshire-lep-skills-conference-2020-tickets-82223878835.

To follow the conference on social media use the hashtag #skillsconf20.