The modern Armed Forces is a progressive organisation with a focus on building mutually beneficial partnerships. This forum is a great opportunity to hear from fellow HE/FE institutions who are already benefiting from having a forces friendly environment. There are many reasons to collaborate with the Armed Forces, including finding out how to use Enhanced Learning Credits at your institution as well as staff development opportunities and increased income generation. Discover how your institution can benefit.
10:00 Arrival and registration (tea and coffee provided)
10:25 Welcome from Major Ian Weatherly (London District)
10:30 Welcome address from Major General Ben Bathurst (GOC, London District). How does the Military contribute to business?
10:40 "Business benefits of ERS Gold", Professor Paul Ivey (LSBU and Chair of the Military Education Committee)
10:50 "What benefits do Reservists bring to the workplace?". Professor Bill Leahy (LSBU).
11:00 "The Reservists perspective". Sven Harris (Reservist and LSBU employee) and Chris Stock (RN Reservist and Brunel employee). Sven Harris and Chris Stock will speak on their experiences as Reservists and how the benefits of their military experience to their employer and their workplace.
11:20 “The First FE AFC”, Yvonne Kelly (Barking and Dagenham College CEO & Principle)
11:25 “A Veteran’s view”, John Lewis (Barking and Dagenham College)
11:30 Barking and Dagenham College, Armed Forces Covenant Signing.
11:45 Lunch and networking opportunity
13:00 "Preparing for civvy street", Major Tony Finch (Resettlement and Transition Officer, London District) explains how our soldiers are prepared for leaving the services.
13:10 "Educating the Army", Major Shaun Fardy (Army Education Centre). Overview of the Ministry of Defence SLC and ELC credit schemes and potential revenue streams for your institution.
13:25 "Career Transition", Suzanne Deller (Career Transition Partnership) provides a view on how veterans are supported through training into quality employment.
13:35 “Professional Placements”, Major Chris Woodward
13:45 "Going for Gold", Representatives from LSBU on why institutions should strive for ERS Gold.
13:55 “How can the GL RFCA support you?”, Trudy Mensa-Bonsu (GL RFCA)
14:05 Q&A Session. Chaired by Major Ian Weatherly
We are pleased to announce that at this event Barking & Dagenham College will sign the Armed Forces Covenant, formalising their support for the Armed Forces Community.
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