Welwyn Hatfield Alliance works towards a brighter future for employment

PUBLISHED: 11:28 30 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:33 30 November 2016

The Welwyn Hatfield Alliance Conference 2016

The Welwyn Hatfield Alliance Conference 2016

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Leaders from education, business and the public sector came together at the annual Welwyn Hatfield Alliance Conference.

The ‘Educating for the Future’ conference was held on Thursday, November 24 in the new council chamber, to discuss how best to prepare young people for the future challenges of the employment market.

The conference featured keynote speeches on education, apprenticeships and the new GCSEs.

Lisa Devayya, the council’s economic development officer, also outlined the council’s approach to building a strong local economy, including how to help ensure employers are equipped with the skills base they need.

Councillor Bernard Sarson, executive member for business and partnerships, who attended the conference, said: “The state of education and business in the borough is encouragingly healthy and on today’s evidence, I am even more confident of this.

“Today was all about convening in one place to help ensure businesses in Welwyn Hatfield can attract younger people to their workforces, and helping those in the public sector further understand what skills and attributes potential employers are looking for.

“It is vital to our ongoing success as a borough, and to the country as a whole, that we equip our young people to succeed in education and beyond.”

Members of the Alliance include key public sector organisations, businesses, community groups and voluntary groups in the borough, who have the shared vision to improve the quality of life in Welwyn Hatfield.

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