Employability plan an opportunity for FE learners
In response to the Welsh Government’s Employability Plan to tackle unemployment and economic inactivity, ColegauCymru / CollegesWales has welcomed the move to address the issues effecting often neglected members of our society.
FE colleges and institutions educate, train and prepare people for the world of work, raising aspirations and supporting learners to find a career. Whilst taking home a wage at the end of the week or month is an incentive in itself, colleges’ shared goal has always been to create resilient individuals who have the skills, enthusiasm, drive and creativity to fulfil their potential irrespective of background, gender, or ethnicity.
The ColegauCymru charity, which works across the post-compulsory education (post 16) sector, welcomes the vision and ambition of Welsh Government in the newly launched Employability plan, to tackle in-work poverty and low productivity for the greater good of our society.
Iestyn Davies CEO said, “Further education colleges and institutions are key providers, supporting skills development and offering a variety of routes into education and employment.”
“Achieving the objectives within this Plan will require a co-ordinated and collaborative effort across the employability network. We must now ensure that support is tailored and realistic in the short, medium and long term to create change and sustainable difference for a healthier, wealthier more resilient local and national economy.”