The East Midlands Institute of Technology (EMIoT) and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Careers Hub held a Careers in the Curriculum Conference for the region’s educators. 
Over 45 teachers from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire schools and colleges attended the event at the University of Derby’s Enterprise Centre, which is also one of the EMIoT’s learning hubs. 
The event – an opportunity to talk to teachers about the region’s skills strategy and courses developing the higher technical skills employers need now and in the future – was supported by ten local employers; including Bloc Digital, Cadent, JCB, Ideagen and the NHS. 
The EMIoT is a partnership of the University of Derby, Derby College Group, Loughborough University and Loughborough College; and is one of 21 Institutes of Technology across England, set-up with UK Government funding, to work with businesses on developing high level technical education. 
The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) covers the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire region; convening the businesses, universities, colleges and local authorities in its area to drive low carbon, economic growth and productivity, skills & careers, inclusion and delivery excellence. Its D2N2 Careers Hub is funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company and is one of over 40 Careers Hubs across the country. 
Rachel Quinn, Executive Director of the East Midlands Institute of Technology, said: “It was a pleasure to host the Careers in the Curriculum conference and present to the teachers from across our region on our skills strategy. 
“My priority for the East Midlands Institute of Technology is ensuring our courses develop those higher technical skills that local employers need now and in the future, helping local people benefit from the growing career opportunities on their doorstep. This conference is a really great boost for that vital work.” 
Will Morlidge, Chief Executive of D2N2 LEP, commented: “It was fantastic to welcome so many representatives from local schools, colleges and employers to the conference; and thereby help educators to prepare their students for their future pathways. There’s a growing need for initiatives like our Careers in the Curriculum event, and we’re delighted it was such a success.” 
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