The Consultation Briefing Event at Parc y Scarlets on the 19th February 2014 was the first in a series held across the region during February and March. Details of these will be promoted on the RLP website and via existing stakeholder networks.
- Presentations from the Event:
- The Regional Skills Challenges – Headlines from the Evidence Base – Elid Morris
- Market and Technology Futures – Simon Pringle SQW
- Next Steps Presentation -Elid Morris & Amanda Carr
- Skills Policy in Wales – Huw Morris
- February 19th Consultation Briefing Event Presentation headlines from
Owain Davies, Managing Director, Amcanu Ltd and Member of the Wales Employment & Skills Board. (PowerPoint presentation not used)Mr Davies provided insights from an employer’s perspective and his presentation encouraged delegates to consider:
How the region manages graduate aspirations to meet the needs of employers as qualifications do not mean that people are ‘work ready’.
When young people have the right attitude towards employment, the skills required by the employer can be identified and nurtured within the workplace more effectively.
That training and funding needs to be more flexible and more responsive to local business need.
That lack of work readiness in new recruits, their lack of aspirations, attitude and aptitude is an increasing barrier for employers.
That improving numeracy and literacy is not a role of employers.
That FE/HE should deliver skills that respond to local need.
That education and training should be related to the world of work at an earlier stage.
Feedback for Regional Delivery Plan for Employment & Skills
Feedback from all the consultation briefing events, which will be fed into the Regional Delivery Plan can now be viewed by clicking here.
The feedback includes the key messages from the event in February, which was held at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, and the six local county events, that were held in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot, Ceredigion, Powys and Swansea.
Representatives from adult community learning networks also held an event, and an informative briefing session, hosted by the RLPSW&CW and WEFO, was held at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, to support the transition to, and early implementation of, the 2014 to 2020 ESF programmes and to inform the development of the Regional Delivery Plan for Employment & Skills.
All the main messages obtained from the events have been incorporated into one document and will be included in the updated Regional Delivery Plan for South West & Central Wales.