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Developing Future Talent

17 Oct 2023
Developing Future Talent Stage

ISG and Wates are excited to be collaborating in the ‘Developing Future Talent panel discussion’ and share the experiences of both Educationalists and the T Level students themselves of T Level Construction programmes, sharing their initial impressions, lessons learnt and steps going forward to inspire young learners.

As leading privately owned construction specialists, working with both private and public sectors, they will explore how Construction T Levels are now a core element of the transformed technical education landscape and are going beyond traditional bricks and mortar, to help students develop the essential skills required for the industry.

T Levels combine classroom theory, and practical learning in a substantial 45 day industry placement, helping to bridge the gap between industry and academia. Identifying the key issues and challenges for providers, this will be a unique opportunity to share some of their learnings, bringing together stakeholders and key policy official Ian Ryan from the Department for Education.

You will experience the perspectives from an educational institution and hear from Ruth Coyle Director at La Retraite RC Girls’ School in Lambeth and Association of Colleges (AOC) T level advisor and Maria Gregory, Student Experience Manager at Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale; who will share their experiences and lessons learned, from their diverse post 16 student engagement. 

With increased focus on STEM, they will assess the contribution of T Levels to the wider vocational system – outline progression into industry and higher education, raise employer awareness, and help to address the skills shortages in the post-pandemic economic recovery.

Conversely 2 young and inspiring T Level students Ellis Taylor and Tyler Whitehurst, will bring to life their placement experiences and speak of their progression into industry, to the ISG Apprenticeship and Wates Trainee programmes respectively, having successfully completed their 2 year academic qualifications.



Karen Vigar, Education Engagement Manager - ISG
Ellis Taylor, Apprentice Construction Manager - ISG
Ruth Coyle, Director of Sixth Form and National Strategic lead - La Retraite RC School Lambeth and Association of Colleges
Gary Campbell-Dykes, Education Design Director - Wates
Tyler Whitehurst, Commercial Management Trainee - Wates
Maria Gregory, Student Experience Manager - Hopwood Hall College



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