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Employment and Education Futures
Creating Futures
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query_builder 15:00 - 16:30
place Hall 6
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mic English
Creating Futures
Format: Interactive Panel and Q&A

Articulating the key issues facing contemporary education and employment around the world. 
As a prerequisite for most employment, education has the power to transform young people’s lives and livelihoods.The availability and quality of education that young people receive can vastly impact their success in transitioning from learners to valued employees. Yet in many contexts there is a disconnect between the two sectors, and underrepresented groups face unique difficulties. This session will set out how these challenges are being overcome to facilitate smooth transition from education to work for all, drawing on global best practice and solutions, to create positive futures for young people.  
  Chair: Peter Kraftl Chair in Human Geography, University of Birmingham
  Co-chair: Christian Darko Lecturer in Applied Business and Labour Economics, University of Birmingham
  Nadia Ahmed Abdalla Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Republic of Kenya
  Lucy Heady Chief Executive Officer, ESSA, UK
Oral Presentation Johnannes Read Student Knowledge Exchange Reimagined: Breaking Down Barriers and Connecting Communities
Oral Presentation Paul Vallance EUniWell (European University for Wellbeing) Policy Commission: Addressing inequalities in the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people
Virtual Oral Presentation Danny Lee McCamlie Empowering students to lead and effect positive change in the community through action orientated assessments
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