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Renowned industry employers support T-level professional development through online workshops – FE News


Renowned employers from different industries have joined the Education and Training Foundation’s industrial workshops to provide T-level staff with the opportunity to hear the latest industry practices.

The Ateliers de l’Industrie are part of the Element Industry Overview the T-Level Professional Development (TLPD) offering, which offers participants the opportunity to attend small, employer-led online sessions covering demonstrations, Q&As and updates on the latest practices Of the industry.

Employers such as Vodafone, the National Lottery, the Open University and Service Design Solution, the company behind the construction of Nightingale Hospital in Exeter, are among those involved.

Jeremy Green, Cyber ​​Security Advisory Manager at Vodafone, said:

“Having spent much of my career in continuing education before moving into cybersecurity, I jumped at the chance to support the industry and share my passion for cybersecurity.

“The workshop was a great opportunity to advise the industry and help install these much-praised ‘off the shelf’ with the current lack of cybersecurity skills. Giving back is an important and ethical part of modern society and something that is an important part of the ‘Vodafone spirit’.

Paul Bailey, Regional Engagement Manager for the South East, East and London, said:

“It was really exciting to see so many well-known employers wanting to be part of the conversation around T Levels.

“Although the pandemic has prevented employers from offering physical internships, the introduction of these workshops has opened the door to new conversations. Their insights have allowed staff to really understand the kind of industry knowledge their learners need; it is inspiring to see so many people attending these sessions and reaping the benefits.

Survey results following the industry workshops revealed that over 80% of attendees believe their learning experience will have a positive impact on their professional practice, with 90% of attendees stating that they will share their learning with colleagues.

Upcoming workshops include speakers from:

  • The Met Office
  • Costain, a smart infrastructure solutions company
  • Skills for Care, an organization that supports adult social service employers
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement, South West.

The ETF, the expert body for professional development and continuing education and training standards in England, has supported the provision of T-levels since 2019. In February 2020, the ETF was awarded a four-year contract by the Department of Education to Continue to help providers, leaders, and practitioners deliver the new courses.

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