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Building on the hugely successful CCRSP Stakeholder Engagement Event in May, the CCRSP team have been busy drafting a new 3-year Employment and Skills Plan 2022-25 for the region.

Cardiff's Bute Park in the autumn viewed from the air

Through collaboration with the Employment and Skills Board (ESB) and priority sector cluster groups, the draft plan has now been produced and shared with Welsh Government. The CCRSP officially launched the plan at the Mercure Hotel, Newport on the 21 November with the support of Vaughan Gething MS, Welsh Government Minister for Economy.

The Leader of Newport City Council – Cllr Jane Mudd delivered the welcome address at the launch highlighting the second iteration of the CCRSP Employment and Skills Plan 2022-2025 and informed attendees that the focus for the plan has been to ensure ‘prosperity through partnership’.”

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an important component of the new Employment and Skills Plan 2022-25 and has been identified a key cross cutting theme. The CCRSP is working strategically with Careers Wales and has also recently supported Speakers for Skills with their first Inaugural event in Wales.

More specifically, CCRSP has arranged a hospitality work experience workshop which took place at Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) and brought together employers, training providers and stakeholders to discuss key challenges and opportunities.

It has been reported that high quality work experience placements are required within the hospitality sector to help address the negative sector perceptions that currently exist.

CCRSP is delighted to have been able to support the Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales project. This offers a supportive infrastructure for Welsh competitors participating in WorldSkills competitions and promotes the development of technical skills to a world-class standard.

In November Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) hosted UK national finals which took place between 16-18 November. The finals saw individuals from South Wales competing across 14 different skill areas which could lead to them representing Wales on the global stage in the future.

Finally, the CCRSP continues to work with Welsh Government and through a range of flagship skills related programmes.

In September, and supported by the CCRSP, Welsh Government revived its Offender Learning and Employability Skills Group (OLESG). This supports the development of high quality education for those in custody and helps offenders to engage with society upon release from prison.

CCRSP is also a member of a recently established advisory group which is shaping the delivery of the Green Personal Learning Account (PLA) programme. The group will provide advice and guidance to Welsh Government on the qualifications required to support Wales’ Net Zero Plan.

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