EOC occupational segregation investigation gets underway

Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) investigation into occupational
segregation will get under way later today, when a panel of experts come
together for the first time.

team of industry, union, government, education and training organisations are
meeting up to discuss the causes of occupational segregation – the
concentration of women and men in very different kinds of job.

advisory board will examine the evidence gathered during the investigation and

on the findings and recommendations that emerge.

of the advisory board

Jeannie Drake, chair, EOC commissioner

Pat Langford,  director, Department of
Trade and Industry, Office of Science and Technology,   Promoting Women in Science Engineering and Technology Unit

Rowena Arshad, EOC commissioner for Scotland

Jane Butcher, chair, Women’s Training Network

Judith Compton, head of vocational learning and qualifications, Qualifications
and Curriculum   Authority

Jeremy Crook, chief executive, Black Training and Enterprise Group

Alan Davies, Modern Apprenticeships team leader, Department for Education and

John Landeryou, inspection manager, diversity, Adult Learning Inspectorate

Peter Lobban, chief executive, Construction Industry Training Board

Rob MacPherson, Connexions 14-19 policy plus team leader

Rosamund McNeil, principal officer, gender, National Union of Teachers

Pat McMullan, national strategy manager, Centrica

Lynne Morris, council member, Learning and Skills Council, and principal of
Joseph Chamberlain   College

Frances O’Grady, deputy general secretary, TUC

Carey Oppenheim, policy adviser

Karen Price, chief executive, e-skills UK

Professor Terry Rees, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Dave Rogers, chief executive, JTL/Association of Learning Providers

Margaret Salmon, chief executive, Sector Skills Development Agency

Dr Michael Sanderson, chief executive, Science, Engineering and Manufacturing
Technologies   Alliance

Surinder Sharma, EOC Commissioner

Cay Stratton, national employment panel, Department of Work and Pensions


By Ross Wigham

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