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Arwyn “hugely honoured” by OBE recognition

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A leading figure in the work-based learning sector in Wales says he’s hugely honoured to have been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for his services to education and training in Wales. Arwyn Watkins, managing director of … Read more »

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Dafydd opens the door for future Welsh language apprentices

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English | Cymraeg A plastics technician at a North Wales recycling centre is benefiting from the Welsh Government’s drive to deliver apprenticeships through the medium of Welsh. Dafydd Emrys, 34, is employed at social enterprise Antur Waunfawr’s Caergylchu site in … Read more »

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Welsh apprentice wins national construction award

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English | Cymraeg Pontypool Construction apprentice Russell Beale is celebrating being crowned the Wales Apprentice of the year at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeship Awards. Russell was presented his award at the special ceremony which took place at … Read more »

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Black History Month Wales (BHMW) celebrates its 10th year in Wales!

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English | Cymraeg We aim to capture and share the contributions of people of African descent from the diaspora as part of our shared history, through a wide range of educational and creative activity for people of all ages. Race … Read more »

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Apprenticeships are key to the skills agenda in Wales

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English | Cymraeg By Sarah John, National Training Federation for Wales chair. Although much of the discussion in 2017 has been about leaving the European Union, there has been a similar amount of discussion about something returning – Apprenticeships. With … Read more »

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Public sector bodies invited to engage with apprenticeships

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English | Cymraeg Managers of councils and other public sector bodies in Wales who are responsible for recruitment and staff development are being advised to attend three regional events which will explain how they can engage with apprenticeships. The events … Read more »

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NTfW appoints four new directors to strengthen board

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English | Cymraeg An organisation that represents the network of apprenticeship and work-based learning providers in Wales has strengthened its board with four new appointments. The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) faces an extra workload with new challenges and … Read more »

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Minister highlights crucial role of work-based learning in Wales

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English | Cymraeg The crucial role work-based learning practitioners play as educators in Wales’ learning system was highlighted by Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James, at a major conference in Cardiff. She told more than 230 delegates at the … Read more »

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Inaugural conference aims to strengthen skills for success

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More than 200 delegates from across Wales will be attending the inaugural teaching, learning and assessment conference organised for work-based learning practitioners in Cardiff next week. The conference, ‘Strengthening Skills for Success,’ will focus on providing professional development opportunities as … Read more »

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Welsh employers and learners recognised in training company’s new awards

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Individuals and employers who have excelled in vocational learning and training programmes delivered by one of Wales’ leading training providers were recognised at an awards ceremony last night (Thursday). Twenty-four finalists from across Wales were shortlisted for the new Cambrian … Read more »

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