• Bringing Business and Education Together

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    Name: Bringing Business and Education Together
    Date: July 16, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM BST
    Event Description:
    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)

    6:00pm: Welcome
    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

    Exhibitor stands
    • Opportunities Doncaster
    • Doncaster Chamber
    • NYBEP
    • Enterprise Adviser Network / Careers Hub
    • Start/U-Explore
    • 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!
    Hilton Garden Inn
    Doncaster Racecourse
    Leger Way
    DN2 6BB

    There is limited parking available directly outside the Hilton Garden Inn (barrier system in place - pin to be retrieved from reception prior to exit).

    Further car parking can be found in Car Park A opposite the racecourse. 
    Contact Information:
    Lucy Pinder 01302640135
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