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About the Summit

The Higher Ambitions summit sets out to explore approaches to apprenticeships and vocational education in the UK and abroad, and ways in which we can work together to ensure that more young people in England are given the opportunity to gain high quality vocational, professional and technical qualifications and training that equip them with the skills needed by British businesses.

The summit will bring together leading politicians, policymakers and practitioners from the UK and overseas to consider what we can learn from each other’s experience.

To join the debate please tweet your comment or question via #higherambitions.

Speakers

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