Bridge the Gap - Showcasing work experience, work placements and work based opportunities | January 2020

Is the Isle of Man doing all it can to bridge the skills gap and prepare young people for the world of work? 

In partnership with University College Isle of Man and, this event will showcase the workplace opportunities that are available to employers.  It will also illustrate the benefits work experience has for both the employer and the student.  

We will also be taking the opportunity to host a panel discussion on employability skills gaps.

Key Aims of the session

• To provide the local business community with an overview of the work placed learning opportunities that are available

• To showcase the success and impact work placed learning can have on students and employers

• To gain feedback from employers on what employability skills they need, what’s missing and come up with solutions/actions


08:30 Arrive – tea/coffee

09:00 Welcome – set out background, agenda and aims for the event - Chamber

09:05 What’s available – presentation of work-based learning options - UCM

09:15 Presentation – benefits of work placed learning –

09:30 Questions followed by panel discussion around Employability skills (led by the Employment & Skills Comm)

10:00/10:30 Coffee/Network and close


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