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Increasing Ethnic Minority Participation In Apprenticeships - BTEG Conference Report

In partnership with the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion), the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) hosted a one day conference in December 2014 to look at ways of increasing ethnic minority participation in Apprenticeships. The conference was sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and speakers included Jeremy Crook OBE, Director of BTEG, Dave Simmonds OBE, Chief Executive of Inclusion, Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Employment Team Labour Party, David Hughes, Chief Executive of NIACE, Tanya Lawes, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) along with Apprenticeship employers and training providers.

This report summarises the issues which were raised and discussed at the conference and presents recommendations arising from the conference for what should happen now to increase ethnic minority participation in Apprenticeships.

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