Morningside Pharmaceuticals are the proud sponsors of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce’s People and Skills Summit, which took place between 14th June to 18th June 2021.
The week-long series of events provided SMEs, organisations and charities from across East Midlands, with an opportunity to attend webinars from expert speakers and panellists.
During the week our Chairman, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, took part in a panel Q&A, as part of the session entitled: ‘The Skills Landscape Beyond Recovery’.
The panel explored what skills are required to support recovery and growth, to what extent they exist in the region, and how we can work collectively to deliver skills for the economy beyond the recovery.
During the Q&A the panel looked at the challenges around recruiting talent in the East Midlands, how to plug the so called ‘skills gap’ and whether the Government’s Skills and Education Bill offers the solution.
The panel particularly focused on the need for academia, the public and private sectors to come together to better equip young people with ‘work ready skills’, as well as the need for more exposure to the range of careers available while in education.
A spokesperson from the East Midlands Chamber added: “People and Skills Week brought together businesses alongside academic institutions and thought leaders to identify the practical steps our region can take to address the challenge of accessing people with the right skills.
“With the economy emerging from the impact of the past year, our People and Skills Week explored what skills are required to support recovery and growth, to what extent they exist in the region, and how we can work collectively to deliver skills for the economy beyond the recovery.”