The conference was held on the 13th July 2017 and focussed on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
In 2015 an initiative was launched by the government to recruit 3 million apprentices by 2020 which included an pledge to recruit Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities by 20%.
Key areas of the conference covered a variety of organisations/people and learners who gave an insight on how to overcome barriers to promote apprenticeships to communities and recruit more learners. The term “unconscious bias’s” was discussed regularly, especially when recruiting learners from diverse backgrounds/communities and poorer areas.
Overall the conference was a very important event to attend as this is something we are keen to promote here at Vortex!