Bringing the Learning Home 2015
Annual Bringing the Learning Home Conference
17-20 November 2015
‘Bringing the Learning Home’ is a key milestone event that connects British Council’s partners from around the world to share and exchange information, ideas and lessons learnt on innovation in Skills. ‘International Skills Partnerships’ are partnership projects that link the UK Skills sector to over 30 countries globally. British Council provides investment funding, and this enables partners to tackle some of the key challenges for Skills systems facing countries globally. To date over one hundred International Skills Partnerships have been funded. The 2015 event has generated interest from over 20 countries. Some of these countries have engaged in partnerships and others are interested to find out more.
Bringing the Learning Home this year focuses on the theme of Celebrating Skills and Quality. The event spans four days and is deliberately interactive to enable participants to share, reflect, see and participate in a range of activities.
This year’s programme takes place in Birmingham, UK. Birmingham is an apt setting for Bringing the Learning Home, as the city was at the heart of the UK’s industrial revolution. During the 19th century, Birmingham was spurred on by a combination of civic investment, scientific achievement, and commercial innovation supported by a steady influx of migrant workers into its suburbs. By the 20th century Birmingham had become the metropolitan hub of the United Kingdom's manufacturing and automotive industries, having earned itself a reputation first as a city of canals, then of cars, and most recently as a major European convention and shopping destination. Now at the beginning of the 21st century, Birmingham lies at the heart of a major post-industrial metropolis surrounded by significant educational, manufacturing, shopping, sporting and conferencing facilities.
The British Council in South Africa's Skills for Employability programme is taking a delegation from Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority, Department of Higher Education and Training and South African Technical, Vocational Education and Training colleges.