Workshop 1: Adult & Community Learning in South West Wales
Providing a greater understanding of what the Welsh Governments’ ACL Policy Statement ‘Delivering Community Learning’ means to the regions’ learners, and highlighting how we will respond.
To contribute to the debate around ACL, to ensure that the regions’ learners have clear progression routes that are linked to FE, HE, employability, skills and entrepreneurship
To gain further understanding of the regional Forward Work Plan of the RLP ACL Sub-Group, and to comment on its implementation
To be a forum to share information about each County’s Adult Community Learning Strategic Partnership Plans 2011/12
Maggi Dawson (WEA)
Lin Howells (Estyn)
Workshop 2: Employer Engagement - The Regional Picture
Investigating how a more coordinated approach to employer engagement in South West Wales can better meet the needs of employers, learners and providers.
To discuss the key challenges surrounding regional employer engagement in South West Wales, and to contribute to the work of the RLP Employer Engagement Group
To contribute to the debate of the development of a quality regional brokerage service for South West Wales around tendering opportunities
To showcase key case studies through the Dragon Innovation Partnership
Jennie Evans (UoW Trinity Saint David)
Roger Evans (Schaeffler UK Ltd)
Workshop 3: Regional Learning & Skills Observatory (RLSO) - Roll out and application
Exploring the work undertaken by the Regional Learning & Skills Observatory, as well as the opportunities presented through a sector approach, to inform its further development.
To update partners on progress and impact of the RLSO to date
To discuss future sectoral roll out in line with the Economic Renewal Programme
To share the relevance of the RLSO to learners across South West Wales
Phillip Drakeford (Careers Wales West)
Iwan Thomas (RLP)
Workshop 4: Outreach and widening access for STEM in South West Wales: Challenges and Opportunities
A discussion on the challenges and opportunities presented by STEM subjects in south west Wales.
To progress the ‘conversation’ around Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM); increasing the take up of these subject areas across all sectors and age groups, with an emphasis on widening access and outreach
To highlight to all sectors across the Regional Learning Partnership the opportunities of the above via Swansea University’s Bay Campus as an example
Del Thomas (Careers Wales West)
Workshop 5: The Dual Sector University - Opportunities for South West Wales
A presentation of the ‘Dual Sector University’, and the opportunities afforded the South West Wales region from this exciting collaboration.
To provide partners with an introduction to the Dual Sector University, involving Swansea Metropolitan University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Coleg Sir Gar, Coleg Ceredigion, and Pembrokeshire College
To highlight the opportunities available to learners and potential learners arising from this collaboration
Meri Huws (UoW Trinity Saint David)
Barry Liles (Coleg Sir Gar)