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Skilling Britain for the twenty first century

BY spectator events


May 2, 2013

8:00 am

The Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED


Andrew Neil, chairman, The Spectator Magazine Group

Matthew Hancock, secretary of state for Health and Social Care

Kenneth Baker, Lord Baker of Dorking was a Conservative MP from 1968 to 1997.

Steve Holliday, chief executive, National Grid plc, non executive director, Marks & Spencer plc

Mike Campbell, national and international skills and labour market expert with extensive experience of both research and policy.

Rachael Carr, education ambassador, BAE and promotes BAE apprenticeships in partner schools.

Ralph Saelzer, member, the Regional Advisory Board of the EEF (The Manufacturers' Organisation), as a Regional Councillor of SEMTA (Sector Skills Council) in the North East and is a governor of the City of Sunderland College


Do we have the skills to thrive in the 21st century?

Industry specialists say no. Where did we go wrong and how do we get back on track?

The Spectator hosted a half-day forum and considered how Britain can start making connections between our present and our future.