30 Ebrill 2012
I Fyny Bo'r Nod: colegau'n dysgu o'r gemau Olympaidd
Mae cynhadledd flynyddol ColegauCymru ar 31 Mai 2012 yn Llandudno, “I Fyny Bo'r Nod”, yn dysgu oddi wrth ysbryd y gemau Olympaidd eleni.
Despite notable successes, there’s never a year when colleges stop trying to improve. When colleges achieve success, the bar is raised, higher and higher each time, and colleges must work that much harder to reach the new target. There’s always a new goal and a new aspiration to aim for.
Working hard alongside colleges as partners in the ‘Team Wales education squad’ is a diverse range of public, private and third sector organisations, as well as, critically, hundreds of thousands of individual learners.
At the ‘Raising the Bar’ annual conference 2012, ColegauCymru is therefore delighted to be sharing the stage with some of the college sector’s key partners, from business, higher education and the world of sport.
Following a keynote speech by Jeff Cuthbert, Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Skills, the strong lineup of conference speakers includes:
- Mario Kreft MBE, Director of Pendine Park Care Organisation, who will give a business view of skills
- Professor Laura McAllister, Chair of Sport Wales, who will consider how participating in sporting activities can raise aspirations
- John Hughes, Vice Chancellor of Bangor University, who will look at improving opportunities in higher education in partnership with further education.
Dr John Graystone, Chief Executive of ColegauCymru said: “I am delighted with the senior line-up of key speakers at the ‘Raising the Bar’ conference. Colleges are fully committed to raising standards continually and to work with their partners to explore new ways to improve their responsiveness to the communities they serve.
The percentage of learners who leave further education colleges with the qualifications they set out to achieve has again improved this year and now stands at 81%. Colleges are continuing apace with the Welsh Government’s drive to transform the post-16 education and training landscape, with new partnerships and collaborations with schools, colleges, universities and work-based providers, as well as mergers between colleges. But work to improve continues. There is no complacency.”
In addition to the key speakers, the workshops too, will consider challenges and set new goals. Covering topics as varied as planning and funding, teaching and learning, working with employers and progression to higher education, developing international opportunities, improving essential skills as well as the Olympic legacy, the workshops will be of considerable interest to the 120 plus delegates.
Dr Graystone concluded: “The conference speakers both from the platform and in the workshops will I’m certain be challenging and inspiring, and the discussions that will begin at the conference are expected to lead to real changes in colleges and their partner bodies.”
Cyswllt: Sylvia Davies ar 029 2052 2500.
Nodiadau i olygyddion:
1. Elusen addysg cenedlaethol yw ColegauCymru sy'n cynrychioli'r 20 coleg addysg bellach (AB) a’r dau sefydliad AB yng Nghymru. Ei genhadaeth yw i godi proffil addysg bellach ymysg y rhai sy'n gwneud penderfyniadau allweddol er mwyn gwella cyfleoedd i ddysgwyr yng Nghymru. Am ragor o wybodaeth ar GolegauCymru ar colegau y mae yn eu cynrychioli ewch at www.colegaucymru.ac.uk
2. Cynhelir y gynhadledd ar 31 Mai yn Venue Cymru, Llandudno.
3. Mae rhaglen y gynhadledd a'r ffurflen archebu ar gael o: http://www.colegaucymru.ac.uk/cy-GB/cynhadledd_flynyddol-33.aspx