Menu
  • Save the Date for Next Year DataCentres North 2019 will be held on the 30 April & 1 May #DCNorth_Expo
  • The Data Centres North exhibition has depth and quality of delegates - Alex Marshall, Group Marketing & Compliance Director, Clarke Energy

Workforce Development and Sector Capability Forum Announced at Data Centres North

Run by Dr Terri Simpkin, Higher and Further Education Principles at CNet Training, in association with TechUK and Data Centre Trade Association

Where: Manchester, UK | 1-2 May, 2018

Date: 13.15 – 16.00, 1st May 2018

Offering visitors the opportunity to contribute to the exploration of how we, as the data centre sector, and you as individual organisations, can take steps to help keep the people pipeline cogs turning with a more strategic, focused and time critical response agenda. Whilst individual initiatives can assist, the demand for increased capability requirements with more strategic and broad ranging actions. To inject a sense of urgency matched to the enormity of the problem, a multi-faceted, multi partisan approach must be coordinated and viewed as a strategic imperative by the sector generally and organisations at a grass roots level.

Have your say and identify where our best efforts should be placed for a more ‘joined up’ and immediate call to action to policy makers, educators and sector representatives.

Workforce Development and Sector Capability Forum Agenda:

13.30 – 14.30 The Challenges of the SKills, Labour and Talent Landscape

Presented by Dr Terri Simpkin, Higher & Further Education Principal – CNet Training

Dr Terri Simpkin presents a multi-faceted view of the skills and labour landscape to create a helicopter view of the prevailing social and industrial challenges that are keeping talent scarce.

14.30 – 15.15 Interactive Workshop – run by Dr Terri Simpkin and Steve Hone, Data Centre Trade Association

Discussing current industry topics relating to workforces, career paths, barriers to non-traditional learning

15.15-16.00 What Needs to Happen Now?

Interactive session – Chaired by Emma Fryer, techUK

16:00 – Close

Invest your time now – It’s free to attend – register here