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Skills in a post-recession world-class economy

In a world where the past year has seen an unparalleled collapse in commercial confidence and a recession that was both unexpected and frighteningly fast, Chris Humphries, Chair of UK Skills, Chief Executive of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and advisor to UK government, will lead a seminar on how skills will provide the foundations of the future global economy from a UK perspective.

Drawing on his work at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, through a major report recently published on the challenges facing the UK, and a five year Strategic Plan for change, Chris will provide a unique insight into the role skills policy and practice will play in the UK’s new post recession industrial strategy to remain a world-class economy.

He will deliver a 25min presentation followed by initial comments from Honda on their commitment and dependency on skills for commercial success, and City & Guilds on the impact this new strategy will have on qualifications and styles of learning, in the new post recession world, before opening up an interactive debate to WorldSkills delegates.

Delegates will be able to benchmark their national approach to the most recent developments in the UK presented by the person charged with revitalising the link between national economic well-being and skills.