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Last Friday saw the annual conference return to The Derbyshire Hotel for its third year.

We had an excellent line up of speakers prepared and they delivered sessions on a wide range of topics.

With the annual conference just days away, this is your final opportunity to secure your place.

Set at the excellent Derbyshire Hotel just off junction 28 of the M1, we have a fantastic line-up of speakers prepared to cover the most topical subjects currently facing the learning and skills industry.

Chameleon School of Construction are seeking Study Programme and/or Traineeship funding. 

They have centres in Swadlincote; Chesterfield and Burton on Trent.  Many of their learners are from disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and Chameleon have had previous success rates of 90%. 

An increase in enrolments has left a number of 16-18 year old learners with currently no funding. 

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D2N2 is currently undertaking work to update the Skills & Employment Strategy for the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) area and would like to share its initial analysis and findings in a series of two workshop sessions later this month

Each workshop will give an opportunity for local stakeholders to review the findings and provide input to help to steer the proposed conclusions and outcomes.

This event is intended for a range of local stakeholders including employers, local authority, providers and the third sector.

Steve Meadows, our Chief Executive, has announced that he will be retiring and will be leaving the Network by March next year.

Commenting on his decision Steve said, “I have decided that the time is right for me to pass on the baton of leadership. The Network is now one of the leading learning and skills provider networks in the country and has grown in a careful way over the last 5 years into a vibrant and thriving business and one that is well placed to face the challenges and opportunities that undoubtedly lie ahead. 

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