#169 - New Models to Connect Talent and Training


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What's in this episode?

Welcome to the next episode in our #voctechpodcast series!

Beam is the world’s first crowdfunding platform that helps people from disadvantaged backgrounds train up and get into rewarding work. In this weeks episode, we talk to Beam's CEO, Alex Stephany, about crowdfunding for social good, and the importance of grit, alongside training, education and support networks.

We also run the first of our FE features where our presenter, Ian Hurd is in conversation with Rory Meredith, Head Of School for Creative Industries at Coleg y Cymoedd and Visiting Lecturer at the University of South Wales. They talk about preparing for the future in FE.

Thank you to Ufi Charitable trust and Ufi Ventures for supporting this series. Go and check out their fine work in developing innovative vocational technology to support workplace skills development.

You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech

Enjoy and have an excellent week!


  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Alex Stephany, CEO, Beam | Twitter: @AlexStephany
  • Rory Meredith, Head Of School for Creative Industries, Coleg y Cymoedd and Visiting Lecturer, University of South Wales | Twitter: @rorym4music
  • Ian Hurd, Presenter, The Edtech Podcast | Twitter @Ian_R_Hurd

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