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Priorities of Welsh Government

Overview – Policy Statement on Skills

On 30 January 2014, the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology launched a new Policy Statement on Skills. This sets out a vision for employment and skills policy in Wales over the next 10 years including the action needed by all stakeholders to develop a resilient, responsive and sustainable post-19 skills system.

The statement covers 4 priority areas for the Welsh Government

  • skills for jobs and growth - stimulating demand for a more highly-skilled society
  • skills that respond to local needs developing a skills system which reflects local needs
  • skills that employers value - engaging employers in the skills system alongside government
  • skills for employment - providing employment support necessary to assist individuals into employment and to progress in work

Skills Implementation Plan

The Welsh Government committed within its policy statement on skills to produce a skills implementation plan.

The plan, which was published on 15 July, focuses on policy actions up until 2016. These actions are part of the long-term reform required to secure a resilient and sustainable skills system for Wales.