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Programme

     
09:00-09:55


Registration, Tea/Coffee, Networking and Meet the Suppliers

     
10:00-11:15


GREEN SKILLS FOR GREEN JOBS - POWERING THE UK INTO THE 21ST CENTURY

                               10:00 Chair's welcome and introduction
James Murray – Editor – Business Green
                               10:05 The National Skills Academy for Nuclear – Overcoming Skills Barriers

Jean Llewellyn OBE – Chief Executive - National Skills Academy for Nuclear  
10:25 Working with national employers to support education and employer links to inspire younger generations.

Yvonne BakerCEO - The National STEM Centre  
10:45 Developing student capability to implement practical  solutions to world problems;  drawing on design, mathematics and science.

Dr Rhys Morgan - Head of Secretariat - E4E (Education for Engineering) - RAENG 
11:05 Q&A
11:15-12:00

Green Skills for Green Jobs – Seminar session  – Two seminars focussing on Skills for the Future, presented by New Anglia LEP and Green Deal, Inspiration, Innovation & Participation - one year on by Group Horizon.

These seminars will provide delegates with an opportunity to explore distinct aspects of key importance to this agenda.

 12:00-12:55

 Light lunch & Networking

12:55

Chairs welcome and introduction of debate 

13:00-14:00 Ministerial interactive panel debate - inclusive of delegate participation

Topics will include but are not limited to:
 
  • Powering Green growth through Green Skills 
  • How can learners capitalise on the Governments Green schemes like the Green Deal , Nuclear New Build Programme and RHI? 
  • Securing our future energy supplies through the workforce.  
  • Protecting energy intensive industries to build a robust green economy.
  • Investing in green skills – what more can be done?
  • The role of primary schools in the adoption of STEM subjects - too much for young learners?
  • Stimulating consumer demand for the Green Deal. 
  • How can the Sector Skills Councils assist smaller businesses through the  transition to a low carbon economy?
  • How do you inspire a younger generation of Green Skilled workers?
  • Growing our green skills workforce to compete in international markets. Encouraging businesses to invest in training – a job for the Unions?
  • Britain's got STEM talent - how do we encourage children to embrace the core subjects?

    Speakers:
  • Rt Hon Edward Davey MP – Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change - DECC  
  • Julie Elliot MP– Shadow Minister for Energy & Climate Change 
  • Professor John Perkins OBE - Chief Scientific Advisor -BIS  
  • Paul Spence - Director of Strategy & Corporate Affairs - EDF Energy
14:00 Chairs closing comments & final networking opportunity
14:30 Conference Close