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NOCN Group takes on America with third US Trade Mission

NOCN Group is embarking on a Joint Trade Mission to America 16-24 July 2019 with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers’ (AELP), to share best practice of English Apprenticeships.

As a sponsor, NOCN Group is proud to be involved in its third trans-Atlantic education Trade Mission following two previous visits to Washington in 2017 and St Louis in 2018. The aim of the trip is to develop partnerships and address the needs of U.S. employers, workforce development agencies and young people to aide with America’s drive towards a stronger and more diverse economy.

The Trade Mission is focusing on Healthcare and Digital skills, two areas in which NOCN Group has been at the forefront of skills development. NOCN Group is approved to assess over 50 Apprenticeship Standards, and remains the only U.K. End Point Assessment Organisation approved to assess the L5 Nursing Associate Standard.

NOCN Group first collaborated with the Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum in 2017, to support with America’s goal of securing five million additional apprentices over five years. As part of the programme, the structure of the UK’s reformed apprenticeship model was identified as having scope to be adapted to suit the US economy for successful implementation. Two years on, NOCN Group has been working collaboratively to share insights on how the UK has managed to engage effectively with employers and increase the volume of apprenticeship starts.

During the trip NOCN’s Group Deputy Managing Director Jan Richardson-Wilde and Group Director of Apprenticeships Thomas Burton will be working with delegates over four days focusing on best practice in English Apprenticeships, End Point Assessment Quality developments and successes from the UK’s Apprenticeship Reforms.
NOCN Group will also collaborate with key state industries, including; Cyber, Digital and Healthcare, along with The California Apprenticeship Initiative Foundation and The Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships to establish a focus for individual states which is reflective of the UK national strategy.

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