September 12, 2017
Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield
Europe/London timezone

UK Education: Skills gaps and recruitment

Sep 12, 2017, 11:45 AM
Ballroom (Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield)


Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Sheffield

Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE
Main Session


Mr Colin Smith (UTC Sheffield)


What is the biggest challenge in recruitment of good technical staff? What is being taught in schools and colleges and how is it delivered? Who decides what should be taught? How could things be done better? I don’t pretend to know all the answers, but I am an educator and I know how students learn and can show how technical education and relevant skills are being delivered and where the gaps are. GCSE ICT is gone, replaced by computer science. Sixth form colleges are switching to ‘T-levels’ and A-level computer science is already replacing ICT. It’s important because it’s not a closed loop, things can be done to make UK education more relevant to this ever changing and evolving industry, and I have a few ideas on how this can be done, from the local school to the government and the industry itsel
Talk Duration 30 minutes
May we publish the slides on our website? Yes
May we webcast & record the talk? Yes

Primary author

Mr Colin Smith (UTC Sheffield)

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