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Responding to the Skills Strategy Consultation
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9th of August, 20219th of August, 2021

Responding to the Skills Strategy Consultation

FALNI will be making a response to this critical consultation and hopes that as many of you will make a response as well, particularly to highlight issues around lifelong/adult learning. Below are a number of points that we shall be making and it would be great if you could incorporate some of these into your...

DfE Consultation Webinar on the Skills Strategy
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1st of July, 20211st of July, 2021

DfE Consultation Webinar on the Skills Strategy

Today the Dept for the Economy held a short consultation webinar on the new Skills Strategy. There were presentations from Graeme Wilkinson (DfE) on the strategy itself and Deirdre Wood (DfC) on Labour Market Partnerships, followed by a short Q&A session. The presentations can be found below, but two short quotes from each presenter are...

Building the Future of Adult/Lifelong Learning in NI
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Building the Future of Adult/Lifelong Learning in NI

The next Impact Forum webinar will continue to stimulate thinking around the Skills Strategy recommendation on building a culture of lifelong learning in NI. We are securing a variety of speakers from different perspectives to help our visioning and exploration of what such a culture could be, how we could work together to achieve and...

Skills Strategy Consultation
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31st of May, 202131st of May, 2021

Skills Strategy Consultation

The much-awaited Skills Strategy Consultation is now open and will remain open until 19th August. The report can be downloaded from our Reports/Resources page, but you will also want to go to https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/dfe-skills-and-business-development-group/skills-strategy-for-northern-ireland/ to access the link for responses. The commitment to building a culture of lifelong learning is still there, and it is one...

Recommendations for the new Skills Strategy from Learning & Work Institute
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10th of May, 202110th of May, 2021

Recommendations for the new Skills Strategy from Learning & Work Institute

Recent blog from our colleagues at L&W highlighting points made in their report A Higher Skills Ambition for Northern Ireland (commissioned by the OCNNI) – which can be downloaded from our Reports/Resources page – https://learningandwork.org.uk/news-and-policy/northern-irelands-forthcoming-skills-strategy-must-be-ambitious-in-its-plans-to-improve-learning-and-skills-outcomes/ To hear more about the Skills Strategy why not book a place at our webinar on 8th June – see...

Latest Impact Forum Webinar
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5th of May, 20215th of May, 2021

Latest Impact Forum Webinar

The next webinar will be on June 8th – see our Events page for details and link to Eventbrite to book your place. We continue to focus on the future and seek to provide you with information, ideas and stimulus to help your thinking of where adult/lifelong learning in Northern Ireland goes in the future....

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NIC ICTU Union Learn Conference

Union Learning Conference 2021 The Annual NIC ICTU Union Learning Conference will take place on Wednesday, 31st March 2021 via Zoom from 2.00pm to 4.00 pm. This year’s theme, Future Skills and Recovery will utilise speakers to look at: Union Learning: Lockdown and Beyond ICTU No Going Back campaign Levelling up skills after coronavirus: The...

Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland
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28th of January, 202126th of January, 2021

Higher skills ambition needed for Northern Ireland

Yesterday saw the launch of a new report from the Learning and Work Institute, commissioned by the Open College Network NI – A higher skills ambition for Northern Ireland: Skills for growth and social inclusion. Stephen Evans, Chief Executive of the Learning and Work Institute, said: “The importance of learning and skills have been heightened...