ColegauCymru engaged in policy talks at the Senedd

Today is the second story in as many days on ColegauCymru’s role in influencing and shaping government policy, as we continue to meet politicians in order to evidence the demand for a robust FE Skills vision and strategy.

This week we have gone from the excitement of college life at Coleg y Cymoedd to discussing policy at Tŷ Hywel with Simon Thomas AM on skills matters, energy and a further call for support for a sustainable strategic FE and Skills Plan for Wales. We are committed to developing cross party links in order to bring further benefit to learners in Wales.

Iestyn Davies, CEO, said: “Following on from Donaldson and Diamond, we want an FE strategy aligned with the economic needs of Wales. We no longer want vocational education and skills to fall between the gap; a ‘mopping up’ strategy is not adequate.

“It is time to give due support and respect to the vocational education training (VET) skills sector in Wales. We request urgent action in light of the lack of a clear Skills Plan for FE in Wales. It is time to recognise the economic contribution and value that FE brings to communities and its crucial for Wales to be at the forefront. We look forward to collaborating with other education and training stakeholders in Wales to drive this plan forward.”