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Partner Briefing No 36 - September 2002

1. Vocational Partnerships National Conference - 6th February 2003

Vocational Partnerships will be hosting their National Conference at the Shaw Park Plaza in London on February 6th 2003.

The aims and objectives of this conference will be:

  • To share Government policy on workforce development
  • To showcase how this translates into best practice in Further Education colleges, and business partnerships in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • To explore how best to develop international education and training opportunities for SMEs
  • To put UK businesses in touch with Vocational Training providers to help win business and deliver international contracts
  • To understand how global businesses develop their people - what lessons are there to learn?
  • To launch the UK UNEVOC centre as part of the international
  • To launch the TPUK/British Council database - matching international business demand with UK training provision

This notice is to allow you to put the date into your diary. We will be providing you with the booking details in a subsequent briefing.

2. Mobility Project Information Days 2002

The Leonardo UK National Agency is organising information days for potential mobility project applicants. The information days will take place as follows:

30th October British Council, Spring Gardens, London
6th November British Council , Norwich Union House, Belfast
13th November British Council, Bridgewater House, Manchester
20th November Scottish Executive, Edinburgh
27th November University of Glamorgan, Cardiff

The aim of these events is provide potential new Leonardo mobility promoters with an introduction to the programme (including changes to the priorities for 2003-2004) and to provide advice and guidance to support the submission of a high quality application.

The event will be a full-day event (including lunch), with a chance for you to attend workshops relating to Managing a Mobility Project and Submitting a Good Quality Application. You will also have the opportunity to hear first hand experiences from existing Leonardo promoters.

Should you wish to attend please complete the registration form (Word document) at the Leonardo web site, indicating your preference of workshop and return it by Friday 18th October 2002 to:

Leonardo da Vinci and Europass Unit
Education and Training Group
British Council
10 Spring Gardens
London SW1A 2BN
t 020-7389 4943
f 020-7389 4426
e leonardo@britishcouncil.org
w www.leonardo.org.uk

UK Leonardo da Vinci web site

3. UK-China Education Seminar jointly hosted by the British Council, AoC, BASELT and ARELS - 13th November 2002

A reminder that this seminar, cancelled on 18th July because of a tube strike, will now be taking place at the New Connaught Rooms in London on 13th November. The seminar will be concerned primarily with programmes aimed at preparing Chinese students for studies in further and higher education. English language training, access and foundation programmes and areas of technical education will be included. This will provide an opportunity to review the range of potential relationships between the UK and China in education and training and to consider how best to ensure sustainability and longer term growth.

If you have not already registered, and would like to do so, please contact James Brierley on james.brierley@britishcouncil.org or 0161 957 7069

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