How metro mayors can deliver skills, jobs and social inclusion

As combined authorities take on new powers over skills and apprenticeships, this workshop in partnership with the Learning & Work Institute will discuss practical policy solutions to support more people into work.

Event starts at 10am on 9 May 2017 at Birmingham

In the week that the new metro mayors will formally take office, the Centre for Cities, in partnership with the Learning & Work Institute, is hosting an event which will explore how the new mayors and combined authorities can  benefit from greater influence over their local adult learning and skills systems and deliver on their new mayors’ manifesto commitments.

This event will provide policymakers, education and training providers, and business leaders in the mayoral combined authorities with an opportunity to hear from experts in the field about key challenges and opportunities, and how best to use the levers at their disposal to respond to them. Attendees will hear how different places have approached some of the biggest policy challenges in the adult skills agenda, and get the chance to discuss and debate other ways to tackle the challenges, their strengths and weaknesses.

The event will run from 11am until 4pm on Wednesday 9 May in Birmingham.

For more information, or to register contact Rita Beden on

In partnership with the Learning and Work Institute