Scottish Union Learning Conference 2021

Scottish Union Learning Conference 2021

November 24, 2021, 10.00 – 14.00

Online, Zoom

Skills for economic recovery: the role of union learning

 

10:00am Welcome

Wendy Burton, Director, Scottish Union Learning

10:05am Opening Remarks

Susan Quinn, Vice-chair, Scottish Union Learning Board

10:10am Conference Address

Roz Foyer, General Secretary, STUC

10:20am Conference Address

Richard Lochhead, Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work

10:30am Session 1

Practical Cyber Resilience Skills: How to backup and restore your documents, photos, and videos in case of the worst

Craig Steele, Digital Skills Education

11:15am Break

11:25am Session 2

Organising through learning

  • Gillian Neish, Neish Training
  • Tam Kirby, Fair Work Apprenticeship Co-ordinator, Unite
  • Terry Anderson, Community Development Officer, STUC
  • Satnam Ner, STUC Black Workers’ Committee & Fadzai Mwakutuya, STUC Black Workers’ Network

12:10pm STUC 125th Anniversary – Voices from across the movement

Daniel Gray, Writer and Broadcaster

12:25pm Lunch

12:55pm Panel Session

Upskilling and Reskilling: supporting workforce development

Chair: Susan Quinn, Vice-chair, Scottish Union Learning Board

Panel:

  • Roz Foyer, General Secretary, STUC
  • Marie Hendry, Depute Director, Open University in Scotland
  • Julie Cavanagh, Head of Partnerships and Communications, SCQF
  • David Coyne, Senior Policy Adviser - Labour Market, Fair Work and Employability, Skills Development Scotland

1:55pm Closing Remarks

Wendy Burton, Director, Scottish Union Learning

2:00pm Close

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Related resources

STUC & The Open University in Scotland: Organising learning for a fairer future. Crowdcast (Video): As STUC and The Open University in Scotland sign a new Memorandum of Understanding, this Fringe features a series of presentations by Open University, Union officials, Union Learning Organisers, ULRs and learners to provide a broad overview of the work undertaken between trade unions and Open University.

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