The Regional Learning and Skills Partnership for South West and Mid Wales is one of three regional partnerships in Wales working to drive investment in skills by developing responses based upon local and regional need. We work across the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea taking close consideration of the priorities of the Swansea Bay City Region, Growing Mid Wales Partnership, the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone and Port Talbot Enterprise Zone.
A primarily employer led partnership we strive to work across the region bridging the gap between education and regeneration in the hope of creating a strong and vibrant economy underpinned by innovation, growth and a capable workforce.
We produce an annual Regional Employment and Skills plan based on the analysis of the economic challenges and likely growth areas for our region giving indication of the possible skills requirements for the future.
Additionally, we are also involved in ongoing research based around skills and education, providing access to relevant and timely labour market intelligence to our partners, working closely with the regional engagement teams to ensure the strategic fit of European funding proposals and building strong working relationships with key employers in the region.
CHAIR OF REGIONAL LEARNING AND SKILLS PARTNERSHIP
Teddington Engineered Solutions
VICE CHAIR OF RLSP & CHAIR OF PROVIDER CLUSTER GROUP
CHAIR OF THE ADVANCED MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING CLUSTER GROUP
CHAIR OF THE ENERGY CLUSTER GROUP
CHAIR OF THE CONSTRUCTION CLUSTER GROUP
Cyfle Building Skills
CHAIR OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CLUSTER GROUP
CHAIR OF THE FOOD, FARMING & ENVIRONMENT CLUSTER GROUP
Castell Howell Foods
CHAIR OF THE TOURISM, LEISURE & RETAIL CLUSTER GROUP
REPRESENTING HAVEN WATERWAY ENTERPRISE ZONE
Cambrian Training Company
Department of Work and Pensions
REPRESENTING CAREERS WALES
REPRESENTING FURTHER EDUCATION
Gower College Swansea
REPRESENTING HIGHER EDUCATION
REPRESENTING ADULT LEARNING WALES
Adult Learning Wales
REPRESENTING EDUCATION THROUGH REGIONAL WORKING
Carmarthenshire County Council
REPRESENTING THE REGIONAL DIRECTORS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION
REPRESENTING THE THIRD SECTOR
Federation of Small Businesses
More than 500 directly engaged with the RLSP this year and have provided further insight into what is actually needed in terms of skills. The feedback from Welsh Government on the Employment and Skills Plan for 2018 referred to the amount of Industry input we received and the subsequent evidence that we could show as being excellent.
Paul Greenwood, Chair
Regional Employment and Skills Plans and the Planning and Funding Template
are currently the main mechanism for RSPs to inform Welsh Government’s
strategic approach to the delivery of employment and skills provision.
Regional Partnerships Manager
Jane manages the Skills Partnership as well as the Regional Engagement Team for the Swansea Bay City Region. Her role involves the facilitation and development of step-change, collaborative working and ultimately improvement for the stakeholders in the region for the benefit of learners and employers across the region. Jane also leads the development and delivery of the Skills and Talent Initiative under the Swansea Bay City Deal.
Rachel’s role is to support the development and delivery of the Partnership and the Skills and Talent Initiative. Her role extends to leading on the development of the Regional Employment and Skills Plan for South West & Mid Wales and to assist the RLSP Manager in partnership activity. Rachel also maintains the Regional Learning & Skills Observatory.
Research and Projects Officer
Peredur provides a range of support to the RLSP and its ongoing programme of work including the Regional Employment and Skills Plan and Skills and Talent Initiative. Peredur also supports in the facilitation of the RLSP’s industry cluster groups.
Development and Employer Liaison Officer
Sara is responsible for developing and implementing a communication strategy for the Partnership to build awareness and inform stakeholders of RLSP activities. She is also responsible for developing website and social media content and producing our e-bulletin and marketing materials. Sara is also heavily involved in employer liaison and the development and delivery of the partnership’s industry cluster groups.
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