Our Skills, Our Future: Driving Change

The Minister for Life Long Learning and Welsh Language, Elnued Morgan congratulated the Regional Learning and Skills Partnership South West and Mid Wales on the development of their Employment and Skills Plan 2018/19.

The Skills Plan; aimed at ensuring that our next generation have the skills needed to drive the industries of tomorrow was officially launched in late November at the Liberty stadium.

Over 500 employers in the region have worked closely with the RLSP team to identify skills issues that need to be tackled with the RLSP successfully facilitating partnership working between a range of stakeholders to ensure the development of a plan that is representative and meets the needs of those working, living and learning in the region.

The plan sets out to:

  • Inform and support the Welsh Government’s strategic approach to the delivery of employment and skills provision.
  • Support the delivery of a post-16 learning environment which is fit for purpose.
  • Support the Swansea Bay City Deal and Growing Mid Wales Partnership
  • Set out priorities and objectives for the forth coming year


Over 150 delegates attended the launch event, ‘Our Skills, Our Future: Driving Change’ and had the opportunity to listen to a number of inspirational speakers and attend a workshop on key issues affecting businesses across the region.  Speakers included; RLSP board representatives, the Big Learning Company, MiFuture, Innovate UK, Swansea University, River Simple, and Be the Spark.

Four topical workshops were on offer at the event; Careers Wales held a workshop on how to support employers to support education. The HMPPS shared information on employment opportunities for Ex-offenders. The Welsh Government, HEFCW and NTfW joined together to run a very informative workshop on Apprenticeships. The final workshop on offer was run by Welsh Government looking at supporting people with disabilities into employment.

To view the Skills Plan 2018 click here