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Directions for the 21st century

The first TESECCTIS 2000 National Career Teachers Conference, to be held on June 21-22 at Hall 2, Wembley Conference and Exhibition Centre, Wembley, Middlesex, will consider how we should support our young people to prepare for careers in the 21st century.

The principal speakers will address this main theme from their perspectives of government, educational leadership, industry and careers guidance, with a panel of experts taking part in each session to offer open debate on the issues discussed.

The conference, designed for teachers, careers advisers, university and college admissions officers and employers, is running alongside Directions 95 - The Schools' Fair, and the programme has been designed as four half-day sessions, to enable teachers to allow their students to visit the exhibition.

Session one - 9.30 June 21

Chair: Parry Rogers CBE, Chairman of ECCTIS2000 Ltd. Principal speaker: Tim Boswell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education.

Panel discussion of the key relationships between the education of individuals and the competitiveness of the country. Panelists: Tamsyn Imison, Headteacher, Hampstead School; Tony Higgins, Chief Executive of UCAS; Professor Peter Toyne, Vice Chancellor, Liverpool John Moores University; Chris West, Chief Executive, ECCTIS2000

Session two 1.45 June 21

Chairman: Professor Peter Toyne. Principal speaker: Sir Christopher Ball, Chairman, National Advisory Council for Careers and Educational Guidance.

Panel discussion of the many educational opportunities open to young people and the relative merits of different approaches. Panelists: Graham Searle, Director, Independent Schools Careers Organisation; Professor Anne Jones, Director of The Brunel Management Programme; Adrian Bridgewater, Chairman of Editorial Panel ECCTIS 2000; Phillip Crawley, Managing Director, The Times Supplements

Session three 9.30 June 22

Chair: Patricia Rowan, Editor, The Times Educational Supplement. Principal speaker: Dr Adrian Gozzard, Chairman, Careers Research and Advisory Centre.

Panel discussion of the changing nature of careers in industry and educational requirements. Panelists: Mr D Trevelyan, Principal, Mansfield College, Oxford; John Gray, Principal, Newark and Sherwood College; Michael Stringfellow, Safeway Stores plc; John Tate, Director, Corporate Planning and Development, BTEC

Session four 1.15 June 22

Chairman: Dr Kenneth Miller, Vice Chairman ECCTIS2000, former Director General of the Engineering Council. Principal speaker: Tony Watts OBE, Director, National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling.

Panel discussion of the form of careers and guidance for the 21st century. Panelists: Jim Smith, Head of Individual Commitment Branch, Employment Department; Cathy Berenzicki, Chief Executive, Institute of Careers Guidance; Malcolm Hewitt, Safeway Stores plc; Ruth Hawthorn, TESFellowship, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

Each session costs Pounds 20 (plus VAT) per delegate and includes light refreshments and, where available, a synopsis of the sessions attended. Bookings should be made in advance together with full payment.

For further details and a booking form, please contact: Eleanor Cater, Conference Department, National Events, Europe House, East Smithfield, London E1 9AA. Tel: 0171 782 6387. Fax: 0171 782 6870.

The conference is sponsored by The Times Educational Supplement and ECCTIS 2000.

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