Skills and levelling up: Watch our CEO David Gallagher speak at the International Skills Summit 2022 | NCFE

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Watch our CEO David Gallagher discuss using skills to boost local economies

We’re proud to have recently supported the third WorldSkills UK International Skills Summit alongside BCS, which took place at the City of Glasgow College. The prestigious hybrid event focused on the role that high-quality skills and apprenticeships play in driving the UK economy. It also unveiled WorldSkills UK’s Skills Taskforce for Global Britain report into how the UK can become a global leader in developing skills to attract inward investment. 

Various high-profile panellists, including our CEO David Gallagher, were invited to speak about the role of skills in delivering the levelling up agenda and share insightful UK and international case studies on the skills economy. David spoke during Session 2 around the topic of ‘Using skills and inward investment to boost local economies’, along with the following guest speakers: 

  • David Hughes, CEO, Association of Colleges 
  • Paul Little, CEO & Principal, City of Glasgow College 
  • Dr Ann Limb, CBE. 

During his remarks, David outlined the importance of reaching beyond competence to ensure that excellence is an opportunity for every individual, no matter what their background is. He also discussed how the development of knowledge and skills is about giving learners agency through their choices, educational experience, and in their careers and lives, as well as highlighting the importance of investment over a lifetime of learning. 

To hear more of David’s thoughts, as well as those of the other expert panellists, watch the session in full below. Or, you can learn more about our Centre of Excellence programme in partnership with WorldSkills UK. 

WorldSkills UK International Skills Summit 2022: Session 2 recording

We think that excellence should be an opportunity for everybody. Every single person, at whatever age and stage of life and learning, should have the opportunity to access excellent skills provision.

David Gallagher, Chief Executive at NCFE
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