Jobs and prosperity: The case for the skills economy

As a convenor of policymakers, education, and industry, WorldSkills UK is hosting key stakeholders at Labour Party Conference to explore how young people can be equipped with skills the UK needs to succeed.

Date and time: 25 September 2022, 12.45 – 14.00

Location: Meeting room 4A, ACC Liverpool (secure zone)

Attendees will discuss how the development of world-class skills can help the UK reduce carbon emissions and become more competitive for international investment.  The event will also allow for policy discussion on how technical education and apprenticeships can unlock and underpin skilled jobs and prosperity across all nations and regions of the UK.

By attending our fringe event, you will:

  • Gain insight from WorldSkills UK’s latest research and reports
  • Understand how the Labour Party propose to create opportunities for young people through technical education and apprenticeships
  • Hear diverse perspectives on the role of skills in economic development, including from businesses and unions
  • Benefit from the opportunity to network and build partnerships with relevant stakeholders

Meet the speakers:

  • Josie Cluer, Partner, EY
  • Toby Perkins, Shadow Minister for Skills and Further Education
  • Paul Nowak, General Secretary Designate, TUC
  • Gill Banks, Deputy Principal, City of Liverpool College
  • Emma Roberts, Head of External Affairs, WorldSkills UK
  • Neil Carberry, Chief Executive, The Recruitment and Employment Confederation

If you have any queries, please contact Aaron at

To attend our fringe event, you will need to be registered to attend the Labour Party Conference. We will also be hosting an event at Conservative Party Conference in October.

Read more about our Conservative party conference event

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