Navigating technical education: exploring learning options for young people post-16


Our education system must support young people to access opportunities post-16 that are right for them. For too long, technical and vocational routes, like apprenticeships, have been overlooked and overshadowed by the more recognised academic pathway of A-Levels and university. This will explore the opportunities arising from T-Levels and higher-level apprenticeships, how these are vital in driving forward social mobility, and the CBI’s vision on how these pathways should offer students a combination of academic and technical study options. Delegates will also learn how employers are stepping up to the challenge and where they can find more information and guidance.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.