The event has been kindly sponsored by Hannah Blythyn AM and will feature a keynote address from the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Ken Skates AM.
Wales’s retail industry, the country’s largest private sector employer, is undergoing a transformation more profound and far-reaching than ever before. At the centre of the change sits a technological revolution that has fundamentally altered how customers shop, the way retailers work, and the skills they are nurturing for the future. This has important implications for future skills and the role further education colleges can play in providing them. Today thousands of people are employed in retail jobs that simply did not even exist five years ago, and a quarter of non-food retail sales are online. This transformation will accelerate, with huge implications for Wales.
This event will provide the opportunity for retailers and education and training providers to showcase the work they are doing in supporting the skills development of our workforce and in meeting the wider challenges of a changing retail landscape. We will seek to explain what these challenges will look like and how positive change can be delivered, matching our vision of a more productive industry committed to sustainable growth which continues to play a vital and unique role within our economy.
The Reception is set to attract industry leaders, parliamentarians, and influencers – we do hope you will be able to join us.
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