Launch of North Wales Regional Skills Partnership Skills and Employment Plan

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Attendees at the launch of the Skills and Employment plan

The North Wales Regional Skills Partnership has launched its Skills and Employment Plan for the next three years.

The plan seeks to highlight the direction of travel for the skills needs of employers across priority sectors. It spells out some of the challenges faced by employers, residents, sectors and training providers. It highlights opportunities to build on the existing co-ordination of employment and skills work in the region. Building on these opportunities and overcoming the challenges faced will require cooperation.

Its launch event at Venue Cymru saw more than 160 stakeholders and employers attended to hear inspirational talks, specialist panels discussions and to visit the ‘meet the expert’ exhibition. The event showcased the opportunities in the region and highlighted the success possible when employers and training providers work together to deliver for the region.

Three panel sessions took place during the morning to demonstrate the three priorities of the plan; Enabling and empowering employers; Enabling and empowering individuals and the third priority, How Support is provided and making the connections.

The First panel session brought together representatives from education establishments, Bangor University, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Coleg Cambria, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, Careers Wales and an employability representative. It was an opportunity for providers to showcase their offer of education, training and employability programmes to support employers and their workforce with recruitment, retention, upskilling and reskilling of their staff.

In addition, an employer focussed panel brought together key employers across priority sectors, Moneypenny, The VAE, M-SParc, and Wynne Construction, to share their experience and best practice on recruitment, retention of staff as well as workforce planning.

On the concluding panel, current apprentices and career changers shared thoughts and answered questions about their experience of work based learning, including Rosie Boddy, Gold Medal Winner in Aircraft Maintenance at the WorldSkills UK National Finals 2022. Rosie is currently undertaking an apprenticeship with Airbus and is now in her final year where she will qualify as a skilled systems fitter.

North Wales Skills and Employment Plan 2023-2025

North Wales Regional Skills Partnership

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