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Annual Skills and Employment Conference returns

05 July 2021

Students, teachers and employers are invited to the third Annual Skills and Employment Conference between 5 and 9 July for a range of talks, discussions and workshops on how to close the gap between education and work

This year’s theme is ‘Transitions to Employment,’ and will bring together employers, educators and students to consider new ways to support young people and adults to transition into the workplace. 

Speakers will include representatives from Highlands College, Jersey Electricity, Edge Foundation, and Jersey Employment Trust. Events during the week include:
  • Monday 5 July: Talks on preparing for the future of work, and the future international skills curriculum in Jersey
  • Wednesday 7 July: Employer workshop on transitions to employment 
  • Thursday 8 July: Student workshop on transitions to employment
  • Friday 9 July: Pledges from education and industry

A full list of speakers and events is available online via Skills Jersey. Islanders can sign up to events via Eventbright. 

All talks will be broadcast on the Skills Jersey YouTube channel, and workshops will be live, so the public can take part. Islanders can also take part in the discussion across social media by using #JASEC2021.

Employers and educators will be asked to make a pledge and share how they will support Islanders to make the transition into employment. 

Minister for Education, Deputy Scott Wickenden, said: “I’m pleased that JASEC is returning, ensuring a strong relationship between education and industry is vital to the Island’s future. 

“Not only will it help ensure that the Island has the skills it needs to future-proof its economy, it also means that more Islanders can achieve their full potential by moving from education into jobs that are suited to their skills and talents.”

Lynne Haws, Head of Careers and Higher Education, said: “The link between learners and industry is vital for the prosperity and productivity of Jersey and with the advent of the fourth Industrial revolution this relationship and these transitions into employment will become more important. 

“We need to be prepared to meet these challenges and to enable all learners to have the ability to transition into both new and existing roles.  This will mean that we all need to understand the relevant pathways into employment.”
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