Bringing Business and Education Together
Join us for the launch of Opportunities Doncaster and Start Doncaster
Bringing Business and Education Together
This must attend event will launch both Opportunities Doncaster and Start Doncaster.
Opportunities Doncaster is a new and exciting organisation, co-created by Doncaster Chamber, the Doncaster Opportunity Area Programme and Doncaster Council to bring business and education together.
Start Doncaster is a new careers platform that will improve the digital connectivity between the region's schools, colleges, universities and employers. Attendees will get to view and navigate the new careers platform on the evening.
This event will also showcase the innovative work for young people led by the Doncaster 'Careers Hub' and opportunities available through the Council's 'Advance' Programme helping adults to thrive in their chosen career.
Agenda (may be subject to change)
Dan Fell, Chief Executive, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce
6:05pm: Introduction to the evening
Mayor Ros Jones
6:15pm: Bringing Business & Education Together
Damian Allen, Chief Executive, Doncaster Council
6:30pm: Education and Skills 2030
Michael Jameson, Strategic Advisor, Education and Skills for Doncaster Council
6:40pm: Working in Doncaster video clip
6:50pm: The Careers Hub
Lee Douglas, Careers Hub Lead
7:00pm: Introduction to Opportunities Doncaster
Andy Hibbitt, Director, Opportunities Doncaster and Doncaster Chamber of Commerce
7:15pm: Primary Futures
John Rees, Regional Representative, Primary Futures
7:20pm: Platform tutorial video clip (U-Explore / Start Doncaster)
Saul Farrell, Programme Manager, Social Mobility Opportunity Area
Andy Pickles, Chief Executive Officer, U-Explore
7:40pm: Bringing Business and Education Together Panel Discussion
• Damian Allen – Chief Executive, Doncaster Council
• Alannah White – Member of Youth Parliament
• Andy Hibbitt – Director, Opportunities Doncaster and Doncaster Chamber of Commerce
• Dr Alasdair Strachan – Director of Education, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital
• Anne Tyrrell – Chief Executive, DN Colleges Group
• Karleen Dowden – Area Manager, Careers and Enterprise Company
8:00pm: Close and marketplace networking
- Opportunities Doncaster
- Doncaster Chamber
- Enterprise Adviser Network / Careers Hub
- Primary Futures
- National College for High Speed Rail
- Doncaster UTC
- Doncaster College
Who should attend?
We would encourage businesses, education leaders, teachers, careers leads and parents to attend this event to gain an insight on what is planned for next academic year and beyond.
Key note speakers and panellists include representatives from Opportunities Doncaster, Doncaster Chamber, Doncaster Council, Start Doncaster and the Careers & Enterprise Company.
This FREE event is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to engage and network with the education sector and find out how to get involved and support the future workforce.
In addition to this, all attendees will have the opportunity to network, speak with exhibitors, ask the panel and gain further information on how you can get involved. Also enjoy a glass of free prosecco & canapes!
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