Three Rivers Business Forum

  • Date: 25th January 2017
  • Time: 8:00 - 12:00
  • Location: The Theatre room, West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford. WD17 3EZ


Skills and training priorities

Round-table event for employers, support agencies and training providers 

08.00- 09.00

  • Arrival, Breakfast and Networking

09.00- 09.10

  • Welcome, Introductions and Notes from last meeting- Cllr Stephen Giles- Medhurst, Three Rivers District Council

09.10- 09.30

Presentation 1: Skills overview

  • An overview of skills and qualifications in south- west Hertfordshire- Paul Witcombe, Hertfordshire LEP.

09.30- 09.50

Presentation 2: Skillmakers

  • Details of the recent launch of the Skillmakers partnership initiative to help improve skills provision in the area- Richard Moore, Skillmakers.

9.50- 10.00

Coffee break

10.00- 10.20

Presentation 3: Apprenticeships

  • Update on recent reforms including the apprenticeship levy and the benefits for businesses- West Herts College Apprenticeship Team.

10.20- 11.20

Open discussion/workshop addressing:

  • How do we address skill ‘mismatches’ faced by employers; what are your priorities?
  • How do we promote more apprenticeships in the area; how can we best work together on this?


Round up, close and future meetings

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