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Forthcoming Events

Business Wales Events Finder: 

Use these quick links to get to some of this month’s up and coming skills and training events:

Leadership and Authenticity

Join GWLAD for our work-based learning programme which will help to make a difference in the workplace, enabling an understanding of your own approach and how to manage working relationships to increase organisational effectiveness.

“Everything rises and falls on leadership, it isn’t about the title, it is about the person”

All modules have 4 delivery days over a four month period. There are no exams, and learners will be implementing all learning into the workplace to improve skills and organisational performance.

Cost and Funding

GWLAD offers up to 70% funding for organisations in the third and private sector across South West Wales. Organisations only need to contribute the remaining amount, which starts from £225. Visit the website or email the GWLAD team to talk to a member of staff and register.

GWLAD is part of the Wales Institute for Work-based Learning (WIWBL), and is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

When: 27 June 2017, 09:30 - 17:00
Where: UWTSD Carmarthen Campus, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP
Event organiser: Growing Workforces Through Learning and Development
Cost: From £225.00

Join us at the next Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone breakfast meeting in conjunction with Business Wales. This will take place on Thursday 29th June in the Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock between 8:15am – 10:00am. 

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, the company behind projects such as Marine Energy Wales and Marine Energy Pembrokeshire, have received funding to develop a new project looking at the marine energy supply chain potential in Wales. The global marine energy sector is set to be worth £76 billion by 2050. A presentation by David Jones, Project Director of Marine Energy Wales, and CEO of Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum will outline in further detail the opportunities provided by this exciting project. 

When: 29 June 2017, 08:15 - 10:00
Where: Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6UN
Event organiser: Business Wales
Cost: Free Spaces left: There are only 5 spaces left on this event.

This CAD and 3D Product Design course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to design, test and render a product. Upon completion delegates will have a good understanding of 3D product design and will have the ability to create models and manage designs within a 3D environment. This one day course covers a variety a topics which look at the most important aspects of product. Here are the topics which feature in the course:-

  • Product Design Fundamentals
  • Viewing and navigating around a 3D environment
  • Designing 3D models within the CAD environment
  • Creating surfaces, regions, and 3D solids
  • Modifying and manipulating 3D models
  • Adding chamfers, holes, fillets and threads
  • Choosing and modifying Materials
  • Working with Assemblies
  • Product Simulation

When: 30 June 2017, 09:30 - 16:30
Where: Llynfi Enterprise Centre, Maesteg, CF34 0BQ
Event organiser: React 2 Training Ltd
Cost: £165.00


Business and Economy


Fieldwork has now begun on the Employer Skills Survey 2017

Older Workers Group

Did you know? Within the next five years, one in three people of working age in Wales will be over the age of 50.

Wales has developed a highly successful apprenticeship programme with framework completion rates consistently over 80%. 
Apprenticeship Levy

Future-proof your company with a dedicated talent programme.

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