Employability and Skills Wales Convention 2021

Dec 17, 2021

On the 17th November, Learning & Work Cymru held their annual conference, via the Sligo platform.

It was an interesting morning with two keynote speeches.  The first, from Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for the Economy outlined the Welsh Government’s ambition to reduce economic inequality, improve labour market outcomes, and build skills fit for the future.

The second was from Nikki Lawrence, Chief Executive of Careers Wales.  She presented ‘Brighter Futures’: a new strategic five-year vision for Careers Wales and explained how it will deliver a brighter future for young people and adults in Wales.

There followed a panel discussion chaired by Rachel Nut Brown of Collegau Cymru to explore the changes we need for a better future for Wales with contributions from Naomi Clayton (L&W UK), Viv Buckley (Bridgend College), David Hagendyk (L&W Cymru) and Wilnelia De Jesus (Inspire! Award winner 2021).

The event finished with a choice of two workshops: one on strengthening the youth engagement and progression framework and one looking at where labour markets in Wales are going as we emerge from lockdown.

Digital technology means that if you weren’t able to attend in November you can still hear the presentations and workshops online at the L&W Cymru website.

Catch up on all the presentations and discussion from the L&W convention