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1 Escalate Associate Dean (Employer Engagement) Induction 14 th July 2010

2 What is Escalate? Internal change – improve University’s responsiveness to employers External change- encourage employers to take more responsibility for upskilling staff Higher level skills needed by economy

3 Which means Internal change More business facing Flexible curriculum External change Engage with local, regional and national networks Support employers in identifying skills needs More influential in ‘skills agenda’ Responsive systems and processes

4 Outputs 400 fte/ 1200 headcount students 10 major partners Staff development and dissemination events 8 employer in-house training programmes accredited 30% learners with APEL Active and effective Champions State of the art learner facility.

5 Meet the Team

6 Escalate Champions Champion in each School Part of a University wide co-ordinated team to support the Escalate initiative Facilitation of cross-school delivery Advocate of change within School Dedicated first point of call internally and externally Link with business and employers

7 Escalate Centre The Escalate Centre is a high-quality, flexible and modern facility in which our work-related learning programmes can be delivered.

8 Escalate Activity in Schools New degree for financial services sector Continuing Professional Development for engineering sector Cert HE for ‘Associate Practitioners’ in Rehab PG Dip Mental Health Practice/CPD for social workers MA Professional Studies, partnership with Fire Service College MSc Community Pharmacy, CPD Optometrists MSc Media Post Production

9 ‘Working with’ examples Employers – Employment and Skills Board Partners –West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network – Health, Social Care, Early Years –HE Academy – Publications and demonstrator projects –FDF – Retail Consortium –EBTA – Community of Practice Learners – APEL, technology supported WBL Colleagues – Professional Studies ‘shell’ framework, costing and pricing, APEL, academic quality, KT (Customer First), marketing (CRM).

10 Moving forward Deliver co-funded ASNs Build capacity/responsiveness in Schools Immediate priorities Maintain external profile Develop simplified systems and toolkits Dissemination – examples and case studies Further streamlining and ‘smarter working’ Embedding/sustainability

11 Contact us:


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