JIB North West Region event to address key industry challenges

Expert speakers lined up to discuss solutions to the challenges of skills and procurement in Greater Manchester

Representatives from companies in the electrotechnical sector and the wider built environment are invited to join a line-up of expert speakers at etc. venues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU, to address regional solutions to national challenges. This half-day event starts at 9.00 am on Thursday 6 June,

Joe Crolla, Industry Skills Intelligence Lead at Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), and Chris Fletcher, Director at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, will bring a regional perspective on how to achieve stronger collaboration between education and industry. Andrew Eldred, Chief Operating Officer, ECA, will discuss ways to respond to the skills and competence challenge in Greater Manchester’s electrotechnical sector, and Richard Clarke, National Apprenticeships and Skills Officer at Unite the Union, will share insights into how the region can better support electrical training, competence and safety standards.

There will be ample opportunity for those attending to join the discussion, before the programme then shifts focus onto opportunities arising from the Procurement Act 2023 and the Greater Manchester approach to procurement. Rob Driscoll, ECA Director of Legal and Business and Jason Poulter, National Officer Construction at Unite, will provide insights on both current and possible future reforms to procurement, and Lee Rossall, Commercial Lead at GMCA, will talk about the Greater Manchester approach.

Jay Parmar Chief Executive of JIB said:
“This is a valuable opportunity for those with an interest in Greater Manchester’s electrotechncal sector to come together and work towards solutions to current challenges. The JIB North West Region has invited experts who can offer national insight and also share a local perspective on these key issues.”

This event is open to JIB Member Companies and others working within the electrotechnical or built environment sectors. Attendance is free of charge but advanced booking is essential.

See further details, view the full agenda and book your place here.

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