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Report launch: Design within education

Timed during the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham the DBA, in conjunction with theĀ All-Party Design and Innovation Group (APDIG) and Design & Technology Association, will be launching a report that sets out recommendations for how design can be embedded within our education system to equip society with the skills required to confidently face the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

For the event, a group of influential individuals from across government, industry and education will be attending and participating in a showcase of Design and Technology put on by the Design & Technology Association. They will showcase the very best of the subject within education by demonstrating a range of creative digital and technical skills from CAD CAM through to robotics, 3D printing and examples of iterative design solutions.

The showcase will link to a series of talks and discussions emphasising the recommendations laid out in the report to highlight the importance of design within the education system to build the skills society will require to tackle future societal challenges. DBA Chief Executive, Deborah Dawton, will present a keynote speech at the event.

Recommendations for the report came from valuable roundtables held with members over the summer period that discussed education at all levels and the impact of a skills deficit on the industry. Thank you to those DBA members that took part.

If you are available and would like to attend the launch event at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from 9:45am, please register here.

The report will be available in October after the launch.

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