The Weekly Employment & Skills Webinars are starting again for a new series on Wednesday 6 October from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm, the webinars will look at a range of new topics and review developments and progress in relation to some of the topics that were covered previously. The webinars will also update participants on the further development of a VCFSE Network for those with an interest in employment and skills going forward.

What will be covered?

Webinar sessions over the period October to March will include the following proposed topics:

  • The Findings of the State of The Sector survey for employment and skills delivery providers from the VCFSE sector
  • VCFSE Employment and Skills Network development
  • Birmingham City Council’s Covid 19 Economic Recovery Strategy and the contribution of the VCFSE sector
  • Employer Engagement – “Big Ticket” Employment Opportunities – Eg. HS2; and SME local job market “churn”
  • Job opportunities and sector focus – Health and Social Care, Construction, Hospitality and Leisure, Retail
  • Apprenticeships
  • Social Value and Social Return on Investment (SROI) of employment and skills support
  • Information advice and guidance
  • From unemployment to employment and career development
  • Employment Support and Equality – Birmingham City Council’s “Creating a City without Inequality – Employment” initiative
  • Employment and Disability; Employment and Neurodiversity
  • Employment and Skills Data – Individual Learner Records (ILR); DWP Data Lab developments
  • Green economy, sustainability and employment opportunities
  • WMCA’s Adult Education Budget (AEB) Community Fund opportunity
  • DWP Flexible Support Fund Dynamic Purchasing System 2(FSF DPS 2) – Revamp and replacement of previous DPS for work focused activities
  • Ministry Of Justice Funding update and Police and Crime Commissioner Funding
  • Community Renewal Fund update – preparation for the Shared Prosperity Fund
  • Government Programmes update – Restart, Kickstart
  • Commonwealth Games update

The above list of topics is not exclusive and if you feel there are other topics that you would like included or that you would like to contribute to the themes as a guest speaker please contact Ray Walker the lead for the webinars. Email [email protected]

Check out the events page for details of forthcoming sessions.