NMITE’s Herefordshire Skills for the Future project team have had a busy end to the year!

Introducing: NMITE Herefordshire Skills for the Future.

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NMITE’s Herefordshire Skills for the Future project team began their programme of Employer Engagement Forums on 21st October 2021. The first Forum focused on the importance of Skills Ecosystems, innovation, and provided attendees with an overview of how the Herefordshire Skills for the Future project will support skills provision in Herefordshire between now and December 2023.

Building Skills Ecosystems.

Gary C. Wood. Academic Director, NMITE.

Drawing on his experience of stimulating regional skills development, his expertise in employability, professional skills, and entrepreneurship education, Professor Wood introduced the concept of a Skills Ecosystem. His session covered a range of topics, including how to set up a Skills Ecosystem and how it can benefit businesses.

Creating and Sustaining Innovation Cultures.

Dave Jarman, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, University of Bristol.

The ability of individuals and organisations to innovate is not just advantageous but critical. But how do organisations simultaneously get the day job done and find capacity to anticipate tomorrow? In this session, Dave shared a range of insights, tools, and approaches for creating and sustaining an enterprising individual mindset and a company culture that supports and sustains innovation.

NMITE Event - Military Leavers.

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The second Employer Engagement Forum from our Herefordshire Skills for the Future project team examined how the Essential Skills learnt in the armed forces can help local military leavers to succeed in business.

Military Leavers Networking and Skills Event.

Featuring insights from his time in the Armed Forces, Sean Gane, manager of the Herefordshire Veteran Support Centre, spoke about the importance of using Essential Skills in both military and civilian life.

The Forum also featured an overview of the Herefordshire Skills for the Future project’s work with the local military leaver community, including the launch of our new Early Career Leadership Programme for recent graduates and career shifters.