Date: 30 November 2016
Time: 09:30 – 15:15
Location: The Hilton Hotel, Kingsway, Cardiff, CF15 3HH
Minister for Skills and Science Julie James AM
ColegauCymru invites you to join us at this event:
Europe: why it still matters to vocational education & training (VET) in Wales
As the UK prepares to negotiate its departure from the EU, the First Minister for Wales has voiced the need for a constructive national debate, that goes beyond the Assembly, on the challenges facing Wales.
ColegauCymru will be showcasing the exciting ways in which the FE colleges in Wales are collaborating with European partners. We will also explore the benefits that EU funding has brought to Wales and hear from Scotland on ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (RPL).
Registration, Tea & Coffee
|1000||Welcome: Iestyn Davies, ColegauCymru|
Skills for Europe
A guide to European tools that support the transparency and portability of qualifications across Europe. This session will focus on a newly launched website created by ColegauCymru to help answer questions relating to the mobility of workers within Europe.
Adrian Sheehan and Siân Holleran ColegauCymru
|1045||Setting the scene: Minister
for Skills and Science
Julie James AM
|1115||Tea & Coffee|
Erasmus+ opens up a world of opportunities for participants – apprentices, learners, staff and employers. Listen to the experiences of those who have taken part and find out how you can apply for funding in 2017.
Christine Bissex, The
College Merthyr Tydfil
Rhianwen Edwards, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai
Louise Burnell, Head of Apprenticeships at GEAshley Kelly, GE Apprentice
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
A case study by The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) on the development and promotion of its RPL toolkit. The toolkit is supporting migrants and refugees to gain recognition for their qualifications and to enter appropriate courses in the UK.
Sheila Dunn, SCQF Partnership, Scotland
Spotlight on research
Summaries of ColegauCymru’s initial findings from three research projects supported by European and Welsh Government funding. As well as an employer perspective of what European models could be adopted in Wales.
Filippo Compagni, ColegauCymru
Bradley Tanner, Independent Consultant
Gez Williams, UPM ShottonDr Mark Lang, Independent Consultant
|1500||Summary & Close – Iestyn Davies, ColegauCymru|
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