On the 21st November 2022, and at the Mercure Hotel in Newport, the CCRSP successfully launched a new 3-year Employment and Skills Plan.
The Plan reflects the priorities as set out in the Programme for Government 2021-26 and Stronger, Fairer, Greener Wales: a plan for employability and skills, and has been led by the CCRSP in collaboration with industry, education and training providers and key stakeholders. Recommendations set through the Plan will help to shape and influence Welsh Governments approach to funding post 16 learning, and details how actions will support the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Industrial and Economic Plan to accelerate inclusive growth across the region.
Through the Plan, the CCRSP aims to create a demand-led and sustainable skills system that will lead to increased productivity and prosperity across the region. The Plan has also provided an opportunity for the CCRSP to again set out the key sectors for the regional economy, and namely, Advanced Materials & Manufacturing, Compound Semiconductors, Construction, Creative, FinTech and the all-important Foundational Economy. These sectors have been identified as key since they employ large volumes of people, contribute significantly to the regional economy, or align with the cluster activities of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal.
Since the launch of the Plan, the CCRSP has been working through its cluster groups to produce sector specific Action Plans. These will help steer the delivery process and will be used as a mechanism to track progress against a range of challenges and opportunities. If you are an employer operating in one of the key sectors, and you are keen to get more involved in the work of the CCRSP, feel free to reach out to the team.