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Senedd Reception

Retail 2020 - Skills for the Future


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.

FE Exhibition – Skills at Work

June 29, 10:00-15:00 Y Senedd

Come and enjoy a day in the company of your local further education college where there will be interactive sessions available for you to get a taste of what is available. The broad range of activities on offer are; Robotics, catering, virtual reality crime scenes, hairdressing, potter’s wheel, woodwork, and much more!

FE Exhibition – Skills at Work

The event has been kindly sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM and will feature contributions by students from the sector, including VQ Learner of the Year Award Winner, Alys Evans.

This event would not have been possible without sector collaboration and commitment to a joint event that raises the profile of FE in Wales.

The exhibition will be visited by a number of AMs as well as local schools and general public, and will showcase the variety of opportunities and services that are available in their local colleges.

Guest speaker contributions between 12:00-12:40

Iestyn Davies, CEO ColegauCymru/CollegesWales
12:05 Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru AM
12:10 Nutica Prioteasa – Winner of the Family Learning Inspire Award from the Learning & Work Institute
12:15 Dave Vaughan – Student, NPTC Group
12:20 Scott Jenkinson – Addysg Oedolion Cymru Adult Learning Wales
12:30 Alys Evans – VQ Award Winner, Learner of the Year
12:35 Iestyn Davies to close
12:40 Lunch, networking and exhibition
15:00 Close

For further information on this event or other ColegauCymru events, please contact Amy Evans on amy.evans@colegaucymru.ac.uk – 02920 522 500.