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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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Campaign to regulate hairdressing industry heads to the Senedd

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A national campaign to encourage all qualified hairdressers and barbers to become state registered to professionalise and regulate the industry will be taken to the heart of government in Wales on Wednesday (February 5). Anyone can currently set up in … Read more »

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Holywell company has designs for success with Jobs Growth Wales

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Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, is in Holywell today to see how Jobs Growth Wales has helped graphic design company, Daydream Designs, expand its services and turn a job opportunity into a full time position. The visit … Read more »

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Welsh employers develop a taste for success with apprenticeship programme

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An independent report has found that more and more employers are discovering the benefits of the Welsh Government’s Young Recruits Programme (YRP). In this difficult economic climate the programme is providing an essential route into sustained employment. Eighty six percent … Read more »

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Apprenticeships are everyone’s business at this year’s Royal Welsh show

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Training companies, small businesses and the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology are to celebrate apprentices and vocational skills training and challenge business to ‘hire one’ at this year’s Royal Welsh show. Janet Jones, Welsh Policy Chair, Federation of Small … Read more »

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Apprenticeships are everyone’s business at this year’s Royal Welsh show

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Location: FSB Wales stand (D296), The Royal Welsh showground Date: Tuesday 23 July 2013 Time: 12 noon Training companies, small businesses and the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology are to celebrate apprentices and vocational skills training and challenge business … Read more »

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