EMPLOYERS from Warrington are being invited to join with the University of Chester in shaping the curriculum for retaining the best talent in the area.
The university has set up a series of roundtable discussion events called Future Skills which aims to bring businesses, careers experts and academics together to contribute to empowering the next generation of skilled professionals.
One will be held at the university’s Warrington centre, Remond House, on February 28 from 9.30am to 12 noon, followed by a light networking lunch.
Attracting and retaining talent is crucial to economic growth and prosperity. It benefits the economy for graduates to be able to stay in the region.
The university’s new Student Education Plan sets out its vision and roadmap for the design and delivery of all its taught courses for more than 14,000 students.
To enable the university to develop a plan that meets the needs and expectations of employers in the region, four employer roundtable discussion events are taking place in February.
The others are in Chester and Shrewsbury.
The project will be led by the university’s Centre for Academic Innovation and Development (CAID) working with the Careers and Employability team.
Professor Jackie Potter, Dean of CAID, said: “We want to hear from employers about the technical and interpersonal skills valued in their companies and industries and the occupational competencies that match their workforce needs. By taking part in these guided discussions, they will inform our priorities and our approaches to embedding Future Skills in the curriculum.
The sessions are also an opportunity for business networking with other employer representatives and University of Chester staff.”
Employers interested in taking part should contact Elsa Clare at [email protected] to express an interest in joining any of the Future Skills discussion events or to stay informed and receive the future skills report later in the year.