Category: Skills

2023 promises to be a year of challenge and opportunity for Skills & Talent in South East Wales. The Venture team will be at the heart of it all, working with employers of all sizes and sectors to help them recruit and develop the talent they need - and these are the five defining factors that we see shaping the year ahead …
There was much to celebrate across the CCR skillscape in November, with Coleg Gwent posting a record performance at WorldSkills UK 2022, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board being recognised for its pioneering apprenticeship programme, Educ8 leading the Training Sector as ‘Best Company to Work For’ in the UK, ITEC investing in bespoke mental health support for learners, and the Principality supporting 3,000 pupils to gain vital money management qualifications …
Autumn has brought some heart-warming headlines on the skillscape of South East Wales, featuring the Apprenticeships Awards Cymru 2022, FE Colleges establishing Employment & Enterprise Bureaus, CITB Wales investment extension, 2B Enterprising and Redrow bringing skills to life in Caerleon and Welsh Government commit more to Digital and Green reskilling.
The Venture ‘Talent Leaders Talking’ series gets to the very heart of where we stand in terms of the skillsets, employability, opportunities and potential we have in our region - in this feature, we talk to Grant Santos, Principal/CEO of Educ8 Training, discovering the many dimensions of ‘Where Are We?’ and ‘What’s Next?’ as we move into the fourth industrial age.
The Venture ‘Talent Leaders Talking’ series gets to the very heart of where we stand in terms of the skillsets, employability, opportunities and potential we have in our region - in this feature, we talk to Guy Lacey, Principal/CEO of Coleg Gwent, about discovering the many dimensions of ‘Where Are We?’ and ‘What’s Next?’ as we move into the fourth industrial age.
The Venture ‘Talent Leaders Talking’ series gets to the very heart of where we stand in terms of the skillsets, employability, opportunities and potential we have in our region - and in this feature, we talk to Leigh Hughes, Chair of the CCR Skills Partnership, about ‘where we are’ and ‘where we are going’ ….
The latest Venture Graduate cohort launches today, offering employers across Southeast Wales a free and expert end-to-end recruitment service, aimed at delivering the graduate talent that’s ‘right’ for each individual business - with a unique ‘Career Accelerator Programme’ included for each graduate, to accelerate their progress and enable them to make the optimum impact in their role.
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

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