Morning, Thursday, 20th September 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will bring together key policymakers and stakeholders to assess the challenges for implementing the Welsh Government’s recently-published Employability plan - which outlines its approach to tackling joblessness and skills development - as well as to consider what further action may needed to be taken going forward.
Delegates will examine the Welsh Government’s recently launched ‘Economic Contract’ - which will require employers to take responsibility for staff up-skilling, morale and wellbeing - looking at the key issues around employer engagement and uptake, the resources that may need to be put in place to underpin its success, and priorities for supporting the promotion of inclusive working practices.
Attendees will also consider how Wales’ apprenticeships system might better meet the skill needs of key sectors, and examine opportunities for addressing local challenges through the creation of regional plans.
In light of obligations laid out in the Well-being of Future Generations Act, further sessions will consider what more might be done to future-proof Wales’ skills and employment infrastructure, and ensure it is able to respond to major changes - such as Brexit, work automation, and the shift in Wales towards a greener economy.