ColegauCymru Annual Conference 2019

Devolution and Delivering Public Value in Education

Date: 12 June
Where: Mercure Hotel, Cardiff

The conference brought together a series of experts from across the UK to discuss some of the hot topics in education, training and skills and how we can work together to make a positive difference. Drawing on a wide range of informative contributions, we aimed to inspire attendees to think about the contributions their organisations make to this agenda.

Investment in further education colleges is not just financial, it is social and societal, contributing to the wider public good. Set against the backdrop of twenty years of devolution, this conference will explore the role of further education institutions and their partners in delivering social improvement, economic development, and public value.

Here you can find presentations from our main speakers and workshops. Images taken on the day can be found on our Flickr account.

Main Stage Speakers

Skills and the Ever Changing Landscape of the UK

Chris Jones, Group CEO, The City & Guilds Group

The Further Education Contribution to Wales

Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams AM

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Building an economy for all: colleges as anchors

Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, The Centre for Local Economic Strategies

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Localised value of a global approach to skills

Jonathan Ledger, Technical and VET Specialist for the UK Government Department for International Trade (Education)

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Being a 159 Year Old Challenger

Julie-Ann Haines, Chief Customer Officer, Principality Building Society

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So, what do we do next?

Dafydd Evans, Chair of ColegauCymru

Morning Workshops

‘Maximising the Value of Apprenticeships to Wales’ report – what next

The City & Guilds Group

Made in Wales qualifications: A balancing act of the Big Four

Qualifications Wales

50 years of innovation, partnerships and progression – what next?

The Open University Wales

Shaping the future landscape of post-16 learning in Wales

Welsh Government

Afternoon Workshops

Vocational Qualifications - Made in Wales, for Wales

WJEC

Opportunities and challenges for developing Bilingual Learners’ Skills

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

The potential of education 4.0: “revolutionising” education in Wales

Jisc

International Activity: Implementing the right model for my organisation

Department for International Trade and UK Skills Partnership

Agenda

8:30 - 9:15 Registration, Exhibitions and Refreshments
9:15 - 9:20 Welcome - Jennifer Jones, BBC
9:20 - 9:40 Chris Jones, Group CEO, City and Guilds
9:40 - 10:30 Four Nations, Four Leaders: Common Challenges, Different Approaches - Panel of FE Leaders from four Nations
10:30 - 10:55 The Further Education Contribution to Wales - Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams AM
10:55 - 11:10 Refreshments, Exhibitions & Networking
11:10 - 12:10 WORKSHOPS
12:10 - 12:55 Lunch
12:55 - 13:15 People and Place: How where you live and learn matters - Neil McInroy, Chief Executive, The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)
13:15 - 13:30 Localised value of a global approach to skills - Jonathan Ledger, Technical and VET Specialist for the UK Government Department for International Trade (Education)
13:30 - 14:30 WORKSHOPS
14:30 - 14:50 Refreshments, Exhibitions & Networking
14:50 - 15:10 Adapting to Change, Lessons for the 21st Century - Julie-Ann Haines, Chief Customer Officer, Principality Building Society
15:10 - 15:25 So, what do we do next? - Dafydd Evans, Chair of ColegauCymru
15:25 - 15:30 Close - Jennifer Jones, BBC

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