People can access skills and education programmes that align with current and future local employment opportunities, enabling individuals and the city’s economy to achieve their potential.
Intervention Lead: Gary Handley (Coleg Gwent)
Intervention Lead: Martin Featherstone (GAVO)
Partnership Team Support: Nicola Dance (NCC)
What steps will we take?
Short term (0-5 years)
- Education providers and employers work together to:
- fully understand skills needs for the Newport area (including future growth areas and skills gaps)
- address skills needs for Newport’s existing and future workforce
- Ensure young people leave school with the support, adaptable skills and confidence to successfully enter work, training or education. Schools and employers work together to enable young people to have the skills to be ready for work
- Ensure people have an understanding of local skills priorities / significant capital investments in the area, and the employment / career opportunities they present
- Collaborative development of career pathways across all partners, e.g. apprenticeships
- Develop appropriate provision for people from a range of circumstances, addressing and seeking to prevent disadvantage
- Seek to maximise training opportunities from large scale infrastructure projects.
- Use the resources within the University of South Wales Early Years and Social Care Team, the ACEs Hub and other key partners to develop preventative approaches to improve early years development
Medium term (5-10 years)
- Continue to develop appropriate provision for people from a range of circumstances, addressing and seeking to prevent disadvantage
- Collectively, further, higher and community education adapt delivery models to meet the upskilling need of both the unemployed and those already in work (e.g. increased part-time, modularised and independent learning provision)
- Give every young person in Newport the opportunity to engage with employers as early as possible and by the age of 15
Long term (10-25 years)
- Continue to ensure skills and education help individuals, employers and the city economy reach their potential
- Continue to develop skills and education provision in line with the vision for the city
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