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Minister launches South East Wales Employment and Skills Plan 2016

The Minister for Skills and Science Julie James AM congratulated the Learning, Skills and Innovation Partnership (LSkIP), the Regional Skills Partnership (RSP) for South East Wales, on the development of their Regional Skills and Employment Plan 2016.

The plan was launched at an event held during the prestigious SkillsCymru show in the Motorpoint Arena today (Oct 13) attended by employers and key stakeholders. 

It outlines the priority sectors for South East Wales, which are directly linked to sustainable economic growth and support major regional infrastructure projects: 

  • Advanced Manufacturing & Materials
  • Construction
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Information Communication Technology and the 
  • Human Foundational Economy (Care, Health and Education).

Speaking at the event, the Minister said:

“Regional Skills Partnerships are at the centre of Welsh skills policy. 

“In Wales, the ambition is to stimulate employment and skills activity by encouraging skills providers to link their delivery and funding plans to opportunities created by strategic investments and business growth in their regions.”

“Regional employment and skills plans, produced by regional skills partnerships, will drive planning decisions for providers and provide a critical evidence base from which to make future skills investment decisions.

“Over the next five years, Welsh Government plans to deliver a post-16 learning environment which is fit for purpose and sets Wales ahead of other nations of the UK and internationally. Regional skills delivery is at the heart of this approach.”

An online version of the South East Wales Employment and Skills Plan can be found here: http://sewso.infobasecymru.net/IAS/explorer/resources/.

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