Shaw Trust attends Skillcast Summit

Shaw Trust attends Skillcast Summit 19 October 2015

Skillcast EventShaw Trust was delighted to attend and speak at The Skillcast Annual Summit.

It took place at the heart of London's busy business district in the Gherkin, designed by famed architect Sir Norman Foster.

The Gherkin boasts breath taking views that illustrate how successful and diverse the highly skilled London economy is.

The summit kicked off on the top floor of the Gherkin building, which is an ideal venue to focus thinking on how to deliver skills training in a better and smarter way.

The theme of the day was to understand how Skillcast, a top e-learning provider led by Catriona Razic and Vivek Dodd, are creating innovative solutions that can respond to skills requirements in the workplace.

Delegates listened to short 5 minute presentations, based on the Japanese Pecha Kucha model of concise delivery, to focus minds on the key points.

First up was Laura Overton, Managing Director of Towards Maturity, who explained how to build a culture of compliance rather than simple box ticking in a short but clear presentation, an excellent demonstration of the Pecha Kucha technique.

Andrea Kennedy represented Shaw Trust and Destek, a company who deliver accessible technology solutions, to explain how to achieve enhanced accessibility. Her presentation took delegates by surprise as she asked for their opinion on her new shoes, although everyone agreed they looked nice, they hurt Andrea's feet. The serious point behind Andrea's presentation was that good design can sometimes by impractical and it is important for the industry to come up with practical technology that complements efforts to increase skills.
After the presentations were complete it was time for a networking session and a final chance to enjoy the views from the Gherkin.

The summit was a great success that brought attention to the accessibility journey that Skillcast are embarking on to ensure that e-learning is available for all regardless of ability or disability.

Shaw Trust is excited that more organisations are getting to grips with the importance of accessibility, ensuring information and services are more open to employees, clients and the general public to access.

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