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National Apprenticeship Week celebrated at Welsh breakfast event

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Enterprising employers and inspirational learners spoke about their pathways to success at a well attended event to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week in Wales. Two hundred employers and training providers came together at The Vale Hotel and Spa, Hensol for the … Read more »

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Deputy Minister calls for a partnership approach to apprenticeships in Wales

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The Welsh Government is calling for a positive partnership with employers, training providers and young people to deliver apprenticeships in Wales. The call came from Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James at a business breakfast event held at … Read more »

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MBE for tireless hairdressing champion

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The dynamic chair of the largest independent hair and beauty training provider in Wales has been awarded an MBE for her services to the hairdressing industry in the New Year’s Honours list. Shirley Davis-Fox co-founded Bridgend-based ISA Training in 1998 … Read more »

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OBE for David Jones, Coleg Cambria

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David Jones, Principal and Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria, has been awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to Further Education in North East Wales. Delighted and surprised at receiving the award, he said: “I honestly … Read more »

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Three new board members have been elected by an organisation that represents more than 100 learning providers across Wales.

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The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) has welcomed John Nash, of TSW Training, Bridgend, new chair of the South Wales region together with Sarah John, of Acorn Group, Newport and Paul Napier, of Rathbone Cymru, chair and vice chair … Read more »

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Government cuts to halve the number of apprenticeships opportunities in Wales

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Welsh Government cuts to its flagship apprenticeship programme will result in 49 per cent fewer apprentices in Wales in the next year – and even worse news is on the way, warns an organisation representing more than 100 work-based learning … Read more »

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Welsh Government challenged to explain apprenticeship funding cuts

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An organisation that represents more than 100 learning providers across Wales is calling on the Welsh Government to explain in detail why it has slashed £7 million from its flagship Apprenticeship and Young Recruits Programmes. The National Training Federation for … Read more »

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Will vocational learning provide the ‘golden formula’ in an evolving Wales?

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The education and skills landscape of Wales is evolving constantly. In the not too distant past, we saw a steady expansion of the Higher Education sector with parents and policymakers alike placing ever greater emphasis upon the ‘golden formula’ of … Read more »

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Interactive careers events to help bridge skills gap in Wales

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The Welsh Government has today (Tuesday 10 June 2014) announced it will be helping to bring two flagship interactive skills and careers events to Wales this year. Latest research from the UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey show that whilst there … Read more »

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Apprenticeships are a fantastic return on government investment

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Apprenticeships are a fantastic return on government investment By Arwyn Watkins, chief executive of the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) Latest figures for work-based learning in Wales make excellent reading for everyone involved in delivering apprenticeship programmes. The figures … Read more »

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