Business Engagement

28/10/2016

Business Engagement

A key part of ColegauCymru's work is to engage with business in order to raise the profile of FE colleges.

We will influence and persuade employers in Wales to realise their skills, education and training needs by engaging with their local college/FE institution.

Speaking from experience, Iestyn Davies, Chief Executive, who previously worked for FSB Wales, said, “I know that SME and micro businesses are less likely to invest in training, but I cannot emphasise enough the quality, flexibility and value for money provision that exists on your doorstep.”

Iestyn added “Since taking on the role, I have understood the post compulsory education and training sector is often under represented and misunderstood. Further education has changed, the institutions are responsive to business needs, however big or small and have the same shared goal of building a sustainable skilled workforce to benefit Wales and the Welsh economy at large.”

As the UK braces itself to leave the EU, the vocational education sector and ColegauCymru / CollegesWales are remaining in touch with their European partners and as a sector are committed to ensuring that Wales has the skills to compete, to attract and retain business in Wales.