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Conference to focus on building world class skills system in Wales

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Identifying what more can be done to build a world class skills system in Wales will be the focus of this year’s annual conference for work-based learning providers from across the country. The conference, organised by the National Training Federation … Read more »

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Welsh employers to be asked to co-invest in apprenticeships

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A work-based learning landscape influenced by diminishing Welsh Government funding support for post 25 apprenticeships and a need for co-investment by employers was painted at a major conference. Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James told delegates at the … Read more »

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On the eve of the National Training Federation for Wales’ annual conference at the Celtic Manor Resort tomorrow (October 31), chief executive Arwyn Watkins speaks about issues dominating the thoughts of work-based learning providers.

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It will come as no great surprise to readers when I report that the world of work-based learning and skills delivery in Wales is constantly changing. It’s therefore imperative that, as a network, members of the NTfW continue to move … Read more »

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Conference to focus on work-based learning’s key role in economic generation

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It’s time for the work-based learning sector to confidently take its place at the centre of the economic regeneration agenda in Wales, delegates to a major conference will be told later this month. ‘Building sustainable futures for all’ is the … Read more »

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Training Providers given key role in skills pathway for young people

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Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, has called on work-based learning providers in Wales to play a key role in setting out a clear pathway to employment, opportunity and success for every young person in Wales. In a … Read more »

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Training federation leader warns of funding challenges on the horizon

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Work-based learning providers in Wales must be prepared to seek funding from sources other than the Welsh Government and Europe in the future and work together to come up with employment and skills solutions. That’s the message chief executive Arwyn … Read more »

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Potential missed opportunity for Wales

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On the run up to the National Training Federation for Wales’ annual conference at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 18, chief executive Arwyn Watkins speaks about a contentious issue dominating the thoughts of work-based learning providers. Potential missed opportunity … Read more »

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Training Provider Focus On Shaping Wales’ Future Workforce

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Driving up demand for apprenticeships, getting more employers to invest in training and setting out a clear vision on how training providers will deliver the skills required by the Welsh economy were the key themes of a major conference held … Read more »

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Training Providers Challenged To Shape Wales’ Future Workforce

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The National Training Federation for Wales, a network of 116 quality assured workplace learning providers, is being challenged to set out a clear vision on how it aims to deliver the skills required by the Welsh economy now and in … Read more »

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Commissioner to call on Welsh Employers to invest in skills

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Wales Commissioner to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Scott Waddington, is a man with an important mission: to get more employers to invest in the skills of their people to drive up enterprise, jobs and growth. Mr Waddington, … Read more »

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