This conference is discussing the next steps for Apprenticeships in Wales.
Delegates will discuss issues raised in the wide-ranging consultation for the independent Maximising the Value of Apprenticeships to Wales report, which looked at:
- The quality of Apprenticeships;
- Pathways to good jobs and career progression;
- Tackling skills shortages; and
- Contributing to improved productivity more widely in Wales.
As the Welsh Government considers its response to the report, this conference is bringing together policymakers with stakeholders to consider the implications and next steps.
It will also be an opportunity to discuss what can be learnt from the progress that has been made so far in meeting the Welsh Government’s target of creating 100,000 Apprenticeships over the current assembly term and in implementing its Apprenticeships Skills Policy Plan.
Further sessions discuss the future for higher Apprenticeships, and for funding, following calls for the Welsh Government to make provision to meet future demand.
- Cassy Taylor, Director, Qualifications Policy and Reform, Qualifications Wales;
- Jackie Gapper, Assistant Director, Estyn;
- Gavin Jones, Head of Early Careers UK, Airbus; and
- Helen Bready, Nations Policy and Stakeholder Manager, City & Guilds.
- Ensuring high standards of Apprenticeships training provision in Wales;
- How the Apprenticeship system in Wales is viewed by employers across the UK;
- Key findings in the Maximising the Value of Apprenticeships to Wales report;
- Qualifications in Apprenticeships in Wales: maintaining quality in a changing employment landscape;
- Priorities for reform:
- Expanding Degree Apprenticeship provision;
- The role of training providers in a future reformed Apprenticeship system;
- Widening access to Apprenticeships; and
- Increasing provision of Apprenticeships through the medium of Welsh.
- Priorities for Apprenticeship training including standards, funding, and the contribution to meeting skills needs.
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