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In Conversation with Lord Blunkett at the Labour Party Conference

While hosting our very first skills hub at last week’s Labour Party Conference, our Chief Executive, Kirstie Donnelly MBE, had the opportunity to catch up with former Education Secretary, and lifelong skills advocate, Lord David Blunkett for our ‘In Conversation With’ podcast. 

In the conversation, Kirstie and Lord Blunkett covered a range of topics relevant to any future government’s approach to policy decisions surrounding skills, including: 

  • The importance of skills development in facing current challenges, such as housing provision, climate change and artificial intelligence.
  • What a future Labour government would look to achieve in its first 100 days in office.
  • The role of devolution in ensuring that Central Government can enable local authorities to act and collaborate on skills development. 
  • The benefits that both employers and learners would reap from a coherent lifelong learning strategy.