Priorities for employability and skills in Wales set out by minister

Priorities for employability and skills in Wales set out by minister

Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning Eluned Morgan has set out her priorities for the employability and skills agenda while delivering the keynote speech at the Learning And Work Institute’s Welsh Employability and Skills Convention.

She told delegates: “I am very excited about this brief and I am committed to delivering a strong employability and skills agenda. The Cross-Welsh Government work on employability is particularly exciting as we maximise opportunities to work together in order to make a real difference to people’s lives.

“Employability is not just about jobs and skills. It is about getting every aspect of government policy – education, health, housing and communities – working together to support people into sustainable jobs.

“In order to support long-term prosperity, we need to do things differently and, to do different things. Employability and Skills has been identified as one of our key priorities to help us build the highly skilled and productive workforce of the future.

“I am determined to ensure we focus on building the skills employers need to flourish, skills people need to gain meaningful employment to support themselves and skills that will equip people to meet the challenges of the future.”

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