WMG to address Skills issues at Polymer Innovation Network - Wednesday 12th October 2016

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Polymer Innovation Network – Wednesday 12th October 2016, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

The Polymer Innovation Network (PIN) is back this October. PIN is a unique networking event for the plastics industry based at the University’s International Institute for Product and Service Innovation (IIPSI), with over 100 active members. Find out about the latest materials research from WMG, at the University of Warwick, current industry trends, and future technologies while meeting and collaborating with like-minded businesses.

The theme for October's event is Skills and will pick up on some of the key issues arising from the recently published CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2016 which confirmed:

'Businesses need increasing levels of skills among their employees - and the skills-sets in demand tomorrow will be different from those required today'. In addition, the same report concluded that '63% of SMEs fear that in the coming years there will not be enough people to fill their high-skill jobs'.

Agenda:

6.00pm   Food and Networking

7.00pm   Welcome and Introductions -  D
r Paul Milne, WMG, University of Warwick

7.10pm    Skills Audit Workshop - WMG SME Team

7.25pm   Sue Parr, Business Development Director – Professional and Executive Programmes, WMG

7.40pm   Peter Anastasi, Managing Director, Silson Ltd - “Interns: an SME perspective”

7.55pm    Hotshot talks

8.10pm   Networking

9.00pm   Close

 Please register using the following link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/polymer-innovation-network-skills-tickets-27726012249

Should you require any further information, please contact Julian Moore, Marketing and Business Engagement Manager [email protected] or 02476 574 279.