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MANUFACTURING POLICY GROUP
Wednesday 8th May at 8:00 am - 10:00 am
The next instalment of our Manufacturing Policy Group will see speakers from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Tony O’Callaghan is T Level Planning Manager at the WMCA. We know from conversations with our manufacturers that although industry has a huge role to play in the success of this new post-16 technical qualification, sufficient knowledge of the qualifications itself is poor. Tony will discuss the background of the T Level and what is needed from industry to ensure students can get the work placements they need. We also have a speaker from BEIS ‘EU Exit Business Intelligence’ team who wish to speak to Chamber manufacturers about support as the UK leaves the EU and how Chamber members can access that.
The session will take place in the:
Seminar Room at the Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre,
University of Wolverhampton Science Park,
08:10 – Welcome and introductions – Chair
08:15 – Recap of previous minutes and actions – Chair
08:25 – Chamber Brexit update – Dan Turner, Chamber Policy Officer
08:35 – Introduction of the T Level and the role of industry – Tony O’Callaghan, T Level Planning Manager, West Midlands Combined Authority
08:55 – Preparing your business for EU Exit – (representative from), EU Exit Business Intelligence and Readiness Directorate, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
09:20 – Questions/ Group discussion
09:35 – AOB – Chair
09:40 – Meeting close