FE Week at Labour Party Conference 2013

FE Week at Labour Party Conference 2013

The FE Week team attended the first day of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton yesterday. We held a poll on the apprenticeship minimum wage during the day and a fringe event, sponsored by Pearson, in the evening.

There will be plenty of photos and reporting in the next edition of FE Week (September 30), along with the results of the poll, but in the meantime here are a few photo highlights:

The fringe event, The Future of Apprenticeships, was featured on the BBC News at 10, for being “unusual” in that the Skills Minister Matthew Hancock was beamed into the event via Skype.

Screen-grab from BBC News at 10 of Skills Minister Matthew Hankcock via Skype, and on the panel from left Shadow Skills Minister Gordon Marsden, FE Week editor Nick Linford, Chair of South East Midlands LEP Ann Limb OBE and Toni Fazaeli chief executive of the Institute for Learning

Len McCluskey, General Secretary of the Unite union voting in the FE Week poll

Stephen Twigg, Shadow Education Secretary middle, with Nick Linford, FE Week editor far right