The VocTech Podcast

An exploration of vocational and adult education, corporate training, and the future of work

Our VocTech Podcast series brings together diverse voices from the world of vocational and adult education to explore a range of subjects aligned to the opportunities and impacts of vocational technology.

Topics range from immersive tools for frontline workers and impact investing in education, to removing barriers to skills development and learning in the criminal justice system.

Launched in 2019, the VocTech Podcast is produced and presented by Sophie Bailey, Founder of the The EdTech Podcast | @podcastedtech

If you would be interested in taking part you can contact Sophie on sophie.bailey@ufi.co.uk.

Why Adult Education is Broken and How We Fix It

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Removing barriers in skills development

- Diane Morgan, Director of Talent, Zinc VC | @dmorgannyc; @zincvc

- Dr Andrea Cullen, Lead Tutor & Co-founder, CAPSLOCK | @stuff4andrea, @capslockcyber

- Mark Baxter, Technical Director and Co-Founder, Digitalnauts | @BaxterCodes, @Digitalnauts

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How is impact investment changing and what does it mean for education?

- Joe Ludlow, Impact Investment Director, Ufi Voctech Trust | @joeludlow

- James Gifford, Head of Impact Advisory, Credit Suisse | @jamesgif

- Helen McDonald, UK Head of Foundations and Impact Advisory Services, Credit Suisse

- Kirill Pyshkin, Senior portfolio manager in the Thematic Equities team of CS Asset Management, Credit Suisse | @PyshkinK

- Paul Blyth, ESG investment consultant to Ufi Voctech Trust

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Future Workforce Development

- Joe Ludlow, Impact Investment Director, Ufi Voctech Trust | @joeludlow

- Nick Kind, Senior Director, Tyton Partners | @nkind88

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VocTech Now: three college stories, responding to the pandemic

- Kev Jones, Project Account Manager, Ufi VocTech Trust | @tweetkevjones

- Ian Grayling, Project Account Manager for Ufi VocTech Trust and Executive Director at thelyceumpro

- Dawn Smart, Contracts and Performance Manager, The Isle of Wight College | @iwcollege

- Iain Parkinson, Head of Faculty: Sport, Care, Art, Media and Public Services. Lancaster & Morecambe College | @LMCollege

- Mark Berthelemy, Independent digital problem solver, | https://mark.berthelemy.net/

- Ty Goddard, Director & Co-founder of The Education Foundation and Chair of Edtech UK | @ty_goddard

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VocTech in the Criminal Justice System

- Patrick Dunn, Project Account Manager, Ufi VocTech Trust | @UfiTrust

- Daniel Brown, Director, Meganexus | @Meganexus_Ltd

- Lee Tavinder, NIACRO | @LeeTav

- Kate Russell,  Senior Practitioner, NIACRO | @niacro

- Nuala Trainor, Project Manager, Sentireal | @nualatrainor1

- Sarah Cox, Director of Enterprise & Leadership Programmes at MyBE Awards | @mybe_awards_ltd

- David Hore, Co-Founder & CEO / CTO, Fluence | @DavidHore

- Cameron Holloway, Content Manager, Socrates Software | @cameron8172

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What’s next for VocTech and FE?

- Chantal Wilson, People Director, Honest Burgers | @honestburgers

- Eglė Vinauskaitė, Director, Skillbright Labs | @ThisIsEgle

- Dr. Maren Deepwell, CEO of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), an independent charity and the leading professional body for Learning Technology in the UK on Amplify FE | @MarenDeepwell

- Shane Guildford, a FE Hospitality Chef/Lecturer and PEARSONS Silver Award Winner, TES Finalist, EdTech Innovator and MIE Expert from Cheshire College South and West | @shanelegend23

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Investor Special: The Future of Work experiment

- Cansu Deniz Bayrak, Senior Partner, Bethnal Green Ventures | @cansudb

- Allison Baum, General Partner, SemperVirens Venture Capital | @ABaumGates

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Simulation tech for workforce training

- Mike Todd, CEO, Near Life | @NearLifeTech

- Kathy Relleen Evans, Director, Development Projects and Innovation Unit – DPIU, Norwegian Refugee Council | @RelleenEvans@NRC_Norway

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Learning in the Flow of Work

- Richard Price, Learning Technologies Advisor, NHS Health Education England | @RichardPriceUK

- Jacob Waern, Founder & CEO, EduMe | @EduMeSocial

- Joe Ludlow,Impact Investment Director, Ufi Ventures | @joeludlow

- Catherine Wallwork, Head of Innovation Engagement & Mindset, Deloitte Ventures | @catherinewallw1

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Back to School, Back to College with The Edtech Demonstrator Programme

- David Maguire, Headteacher, Coupals Primary Academy, Suffolk | @CoupalsAcademy

- Scott Hayden, Digital Innovation Specialist/ Lecturer of Creative Media Production, Basingstoke College of Technology@scottdhayden

- Paul Edge, Deputy Head Teacher, Ribblesdale High School | @Paul_A_Edge

- Faye Saadieh, Policy and Communications Advisor: EdTech Demonstrator Schools and Colleges, STEM, Digital & EdTech Unit | @edtechdemo

- Fergus Bruce, Director of Customer Experience: Education, Sublime | @fergusambruce

- Caroline Wright, Director General, BESA | @CJPWright

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Bilingual Workforce Training in the age of COVID (And beyond)

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The Early Careers Market and its response to Covid-19

- Richard Male, Investor, Ufi Ventures | @RichardMale

- Nic Pillow, Venture Manager, Blackfinch Ventures & Isolation Intern | @DrNicP

- Lucy Griffiths, CEO and Co-Founder, Sort Your Future | @lucygriffiths

- Femi Ayibiowu, Risk Consulting Intern, KPMG, EdTech & Esports Investor, United Nations Young Innovator, Nigeria, Graduate of 2019 | @femiayibiowu

- Jenna Hyde, Young Entrepreneur, careers digital and media skills support for young people | www.houseofhydemedia.com

- Richard Pettey, Director of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Department of Education | @RichardPettey

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What is Scenario Based Learning?

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The Case for Vocational Technology – Part 2: Build Back Better

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Transitioning Into a New World of Work (& Coronavirus Listener Update)

- Jane Oates, President, WorkingNation | @oates_jane

- Dr. Edward Tse, VP Strategy & Content and Co-Owner, Nuiteq | @DoctorET

- Cameron Mirza, Director, Nottingham Trent University UAE & Bett MEA Board Member | @cmirza1

- Nancy Diebkilé, Customer Success Manager, @wooclap | @nancy_wooclap

- Martin Hamilton, Writer, Futurist and Innovation Advisor | MartinH.Net | @martin_hamilton

- Veejay Lingiah, CEO, Flashacademy | @FlashAcademy_HQ

- Neil Mosley, Digital Learning Designer, Cardiff University  | @neilmosley5

- Scott Wood, Associate Director, Machine Scoring, ACT | @ACTNext

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Dr. Peter Shukie on Connecting Learning with Purpose

- Dr. Peter Shukie, Academic Group Leader, Creative and Digital, University Centre at Blackburn College | @ShukieOne

- John McNamara, Senior Inventor and IBM UK University Program Leader, IBM Hursley@j0nnymac

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The Case for Vocational Technology – Part 1

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Talent Pipeline, Technology and Training

- Hector MacAulay, Managing Director, Balfour Beatty | @balfourbeatty

- Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter at The Edtech Podcast@Ian_R_Hurd

- Jason Gibson, Professional Services Consultant, Turnitin |@Turnitin

- SenEgg from Osborne Technologies | @osbornetech

- Itamar Levy, Partner, Business Development Manager, Speak

- Dr. Omar, UAE Higher Education Sector Representative

- Freddy Elturk, Founder & CEO, VDX BlockChain Solutions | @vizidox

- Nicole Ponsford, CEO & Co-Founder, Global Equality Collective | @NicolePonsford

- Becki Bawler, Teacher, Leader & Learner |@RCCS_MissBawler

- Caroline Keep, Spark Makerspace, Liverpool Makefest & Educational Consultant | @Ka81

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Personal Learner Budgets (& Coronavirus)

- Rajeeb Dey, Founder & CEO, Learnerbly | @rajdey

- Michael Osborne, #UserExperience Driven Developer & Learning Technologies#ThirtyUnder30 | @mikeozzy

- Hamish Mac, Director of Digital Strategy @RHSSuffolk & Founder of Digital Resilience UK  | @MrMacFeed

- Tim Stirrup, Director, 3v5ltd  | @timstirrup

- Allie Gao, Overseas Business Development Manager, ATA Online Education, a vocational training online services provider based out of Beijing 

- Nancy Diebkilé, Customer Success Manager, @wooclap | @nancy_wooclap

- Martin Hamilton, Writer, Futurist and Innovation Advisor | MartinH.Net | @martin_hamilton

- Neil Mosley, Digital Learning Designer, Cardiff University  | @neilmosley5

- Nicole Ponsford, CEO & Co-Founder, Global Equality Collective | @NicolePonsford

- Graham Brown-Martin, Learning Reimagined | @GrahamBM

- Tom Hooper, Founder & CEO, Third Space Learning | @thirdspacetweet

- Veejay Lingiah, CEO, Flashacademy | @FlashAcademy_HQ

- Dr. Edward Tse, VP Strategy & Content and Co-Owner, Nuiteq | @DoctorET

- Mark Anderson, Digital Strategist, Consultant, Educator | @ICTEvangelist

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Just-in-Time Training

- Taryl Law, Co-Founder and CEO, How Do I? | @TarylLaw

- Tom Casson, Co-Founder and CPO, How Do I? | @TomCassonTweets

- Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter at The Edtech Podcast | @Ian_R_Hurd

- Claire George, ‘Innovation Superhero’ & Sector Champion for IT & Enterprise for Wales, Bridgend College | @mrsgrocks1

- Carl Bickle, Robotics Engineering Lecturer, Bridgend College | @BridgendCollege

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Lessons from a Lifelong Learner

- Cath Brown, President, Open University Students Association & Lifelong Learner | @NotoriousCath

- Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter at The Edtech Podcast | @Ian_R_Hurd

- Emma Ball, Head of Learning Technologies and Tom Davies, Learning Technologist, Solihull College and University Centre | @SolihullCollege

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Vocational Learning & Technology in Finland

- Janne Hietala, Chief Visionary Officer, Valamis | @janne_hietala

- Antti Korhonen, CEO, xEdu | @anttikorhonen

- Reidar Wasenius, Executive Director, Soprano Plc | @ReidarWasenius

- Jenni Huopainen, Lecturer & Pedagogic Teacher, Omnia | @Omniasome

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David Shull, Head of Handshake UK – On Better Connecting Students and Employers

- David Shull, Head of Handshake UK & Europe | @dsshull

- Ian Hurd, Reporter and Presenter at The Edtech Podcast | @Ian_R_Hurd

- Richard West, Meganexus | @meganexusltd

- Dr Geoff Elliott, Learning and Technology Development Manager, Pembrokeshire College | PembsCollege, talking about the LoGo App;

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On Vocational Reform in New Zealand with Shaun Gear, MOE

- Shaun Gear, Integration Adviser – Employer, Business and Industry, Ministry of Education of New Zealand | @ShaunGear1

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Investment in Lifelong Learning

- Marissa Lowman, Head of Future of Work Practice, Village Capital | @marissalowman

- Owen Henkel, Investment Director, Pearson | @owen_henkel 

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New Models to Connect Talent and Training

- Alex Stephany, Founder and CEO at Beam | @AlexStephany

- Rory Meredith, Head Of School for Creative Industries at Coleg y Cymoeddand Visiting Lecturer at the University of South Wales | @RoryM4Music

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Henrietta Palmer, Learning Solutions, TUI Group

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Dr Becky Sage, CEO, Interactive Scientific (VR & AR Collaborative Learning)

- Dr Becky Sage, CEO at Interactive Scientific and Award Winning Gymnast | @Becky_sage

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Steve Wheeler, Author, Digital Learning in Organisations

- Steve Wheeler, Author, Keynote Speaker, Broadcaster, Open Educator, Learning Technology Innovator, Psychologist | @SteveWheeler

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Richard Price, Learning Technologies Advisor, NHS Health Education England

- Richard Price, Learning Technologies Advisor, NHS Health Education England | Twitter: @RichardPriceUK

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