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Skills Partnership

Cardiff Capital Region Skills Partnership

The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Skills Partnership brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including businesses; industry bodies; higher and further education institutions; training providers; schools; local authorities and the Welsh Government. Its goal is to develop the social and economic potential of the CCR, supporting people and businesses to deliver a high performing prosperous region that stimulates inward investment. Developing the right skills is fundamental to increasing productivity and efficiency, the CCR Skills Partnership is responsible for identifying regional priorities for skills investment led by the needs of industry and informed by a full understanding of the changing economic landscape. In order to achieve this, the CCR Skills Partnership has established an Employment and Skills Board and enhanced its evidence base through research, and increased employer and stakeholder engagement. It has established sector cluster groups, each led by industry and connecting with representatives from across education. These cluster groups have pointed out strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats impacting their sectors, which led in September 2017 to the launch of an eight-point plan, identifying employment and skills priorities over short, medium and long-term periods. These include:

  • deliver employment and skills support for industry and infrastructure;
  • support industry to address skills gaps and shortages;
  • develop higher level skills to future proof the workforce;
  • increase the number of apprenticeships;
  • improve industry engagement with education;
  • improve destination data for better learner outcomes;
  • develop a regional employability plan; and
  • develop succession planning for EU-funded programmes post-Brexit.

Regional Skills Partnership – Annual Report to Welsh Government (April – July 2018)

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The CCR City Deal Wider Investment Fund is now open for applications. If you have a project with the potential to make a real positive impact on the regional economy, we want to hear from you.

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