UK–Pacific Alliance policy roundtable

Wednesday 17 February 2016 -
10:30 to 12:00
London

About

How much influence should employers have on education?

Youth unemployment or underemployment is of major concern in Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, Peru & Mexico). It is widely acknowledged that in order to help address the problem, governments, education providers and employers need to work more closely together - “Skills development is more effective if the world of learning and the world of work are linked” (OECD, 2012).

This discussion brings together Ministries of Education from the four countries of the Pacific Alliance alongside leading UK organisations working in this field. Together, they will address questions such as: What are effective policies for bringing governments, education providers and employers together? How important is work experience? How important are the right qualifications? How are Pacific Alliance countries addressing this? What is successful? What are the challenges? What can countries learn from each other?

This is an opportunity to share perspectives, agree common solutions, and raise awareness of effective policies and practice in developing skills for growth.

Registration

To join the dialogue please contact caroline.chipperfield@britishcouncil.org