Webinar: 21 October 2020, 9am to 10am

Employees now need to constantly review, adapt and retrain to ensure successful careers. The imperative may become even more apparent as we emerge from the coronavirus lockdown, with some businesses and sectors being fundamentally changed.

This event, hosted jointly by the Foundation for Science and Technology and Resilience First, will explore the concept of ‘skills resilience’ which employees will need in order to adopt over the course of their careers to changing working requirements. What should higher and further education being doing to help students gain ‘skills resilience’ before entering the workforce, and what can businesses and government do to support employees once they are in work?


Lord Willetts, former Minister of State for Universities and Science, and Chairman of the Foundation for Science and Technology


Ben Fletcher, Executive Director of Policy & Engagement, Make UK

Austen Okonweze, Deputy Director, Engagement & Planning, Industrial Strategy, BEIS

Lizzie Crowley, Senior Policy Adviser for Skills, CIPD  


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