Category: Skills

September saw seriously strong developments on the skillscape of Southeast Wales, with Creative Wales unveiling its Creative Skills Action Plan … 17 CCR-based finalists being nominated at Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2022 … Cardiff University win Welsh University of the Year, 2023 … Energizer in Ebbw Vale celebrate the Flexible Skills Programme … and UKGov launch the Boardroom Apprenticeship Programme …
August brings news of the biggest shake up in Construction skills in a generation, with career pathways in one of our most valuable sectors now available through a level 3 apprenticeship - an inclusive move being mirrored by ACCA Wales, which has introduced a level 4 apprenticeship to widen access for careers in finance and accountancy, and much more ...
What a week for Skills & Talent in Southeast Wales, with Career Wales partnering Age at Work to shape an age-inclusive workplace …. eight CCR employers being honoured with the Gold status MoD Recognition Award … Persimmon Homes’ groundbreaking training academy securing the Bridgend College Employer Partnership Award … three inspirational trailblazers emerging from the Tramshed Tech Summer Startup Academy … and a revolution in training for medical professionals being perfected by CEMET and Goggleminds
This record-breaking summer continues to create the warmest of stories in skills and talent, with USW renewing its hugely successful strategic partnership with the five foremost FE colleges of Southeast Wales … Cardiff University graduates being celebrated as amongst the most employable in the UK, with 84% in highly-skilled employment … the Wales STEM Awards 2022 opening for entries … a Dulux Academy that’s skilling-up the next generation of painters and decorators … and no fewer than seven teachers in our region being honoured at the prestigious Professional Teaching Awards Cymru …
Summer is showing no sign of slowing down on the skills and talent front, with the launch of Coleg Gwent Cyber Hub in Ebbw Vale bringing digital futures to local students … the groundbreaking FinTech Coding Academy training 30 Developers to be work-ready in just 10 weeks … ClwstwrVerse celebrating the world-class talent shaping the future of our creative industries … Gwaelod y Garth Primary School and Redrow launching a pioneering STEM Partnership … and CIPD Wales inviting entries for its 2023 awards …
June has brought forth some thought-provoking headlines across the Skills & Talent domains of Southeast Wales - with Ebbw Vale’s revolutionary Living Laboratory Innovation Cluster reaping a £7m investment … Cardiff and Vale College being chosen to host WorldSkills UK Finals … four inspirational teachers in Wales being honoured with a prestigious Pearson National Teaching Award … the latest ONS data showing that SME companies prioritise personal skills over experience and education when assessing a candidate … and ADP’s People at Work 2022: A Global Workforce View revealing that 50% of Welsh workers expect a pay rise this year …
The middle of May has brought a rich mix of headlines from skills initiatives in many different sectors, with the latest Fintech Sector report revealing an explosion in job growth, as well as warning of a global talent shortage on the horizon - so it was good to see the launch of the Wales STEM Awards for 2022, celebrating the tremendous tech skills we have in our region, as well as Coadec and Tramshed Tech coming together to improve our tech startup landscape. Beyond that, it’s also wonderful to see our CCR Sustainability agenda being strengthened by the arrival of Cambrian’s Waste Management Training in South Wales - and South Wales Police developing their Future Leaders, in the most imaginative and immersive way …
The end of April and beginning of May saw important new initiatives and reports across both the regional and national skills domain - with CILEX announcing a pioneering partnership to provide inclusive apprenticeship pathways for legal careers … USW publishing a first-of-its-kind mapping of skills and talent needs for South Wales’ Video Games industry … Open University revealing the importance of L&D to public sector skills and employee retention …the VISTA programme looking to create new jobs in Blaenau Gwent … and Robert Half’s survey reporting on sector skill salaries for the past 6 months ... 
The middle of April saw the launch of major new skills and jobs programmes, with CIPD Wales unveiling its pioneering Hidden In Plain Sight campaign to help bring thousands of disadvantaged people into the workplace, Welsh Government pledge £13 million for trade unions to deliver learning and upskill support - and Daikin and Robert Price introduce an innovative one-day training course to skill-up on the heat pump installations that are helping drive our green heating revolution.
We are delighted to announce that we have launched our  2nd  Venture Graduate cohort.

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