Education and Skills
- Celebrating digital skills in Welsh teaching
Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams attended the fifth National Digital Learning Event and Awards (NDLE)
- New commission with responsibility for higher and further education in Wales to be created
Proposals to create a new commission to oversee the higher and further education sector in Wales have been published by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today (Tues 20th June).
- New drive to connect Welsh pupils with coding – Kirsty Williams
New drive to connect Welsh pupils with coding – Kirsty Williams
- ‘Education saved my life’: Valleys mum wins award after overcoming troubled past
A Valleys mother has scooped a top award after education helped her overcome a troubled past.
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
Business and Economy
- Award winning social business to launch new service and create 66 new jobs in South Wales Valleys
Connect Assist an award winning social business is to become the first service provider in Wales offering an ethical fundraising agency service for charities in a move that will create 66 new jobs.
- Wrexham’s innovation hub opening soon
A Wrexham based business hub that will support around 100 new innovative new start-ups over the next two years.
- Construction under way on Qioptiq’s new £3.7m facility expansion will ensure £82m MoD contract will be delivered on time.
Work on Qioptiq’s new £3.7m purpose designed manufacturing and warehousing facility in St Asaph is now underway.
- Big budget US comedy Show Dogs spent £4.7m filming in Wales – Hollywood producer is keen to return after ‘a great experience’
Deepak Nayar, one of Hollywood’s most prolific and respected producers, had such a good experience filming Show Dogs in Wales.
Welsh Government News
- New proposals to strengthen health and care quality and governance in Wales
New proposals to improve the quality and governance of health and social care services in Wales have been published by the Welsh Government.
- First Minister sets out legislative priorities
First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has today set out his government’s legislative priorities for the year ahead.
- Appointment to Human Tissue Authority announced
Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has today announced the reappointment of William Horne, as Welsh member to the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).
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