Jeffrey Greenidge, Chair, Learning and Work Wales Strategy Group
Mark Isherwood AM, Chair, Disability Group
Zoe Richards, Chief Executive, Learning Disability Wales
Maria Thomas, Director of Partnerships, The Shaw Trust
Cath Jenkins, Director of Employability, Gower College Swansea
Andy Dodge, Employment and Placement Manager, Cardiff University
Dave Evans, Senior Training Officer, Magellan Aero, Winner of Large and Macro Employer of the year (2018) Apprenticeship Awards Wales
Nicky Bevan, Head of Employee Health and Wellbeing Services, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Lowri Wyn Jones, Programme Manager, Time to Change Wales
Victoria Dyer, Building Resilient Communities Employability Manager, Torfaen County Borough Council
Simon James, Employment Development Officer, Workfit Wales
Natalie Pillinger, Communities & Regeneration Co-ordinator CCHA
Becky Turton, Training Officer, Hafan Cyrmu
“The economic inactivity rate in Wales is now below that of the UK, having fallen by
3.2 percentage points over the last year.”
Ken Skates AM, Minister for Economy and Transport
In 2018, nearly a quarter* of working-age Welsh adults were economically inactive. In an effort to increase employment across Wales, the Employability Delivery Plan was launched to tackle growing unemployment concerns.
Senedd Insight’s inaugural conference will review the effectiveness of the plan whilst exploring the future landscape of employability policy in Wales to help increase productivity.
You will learn about the streamlining of employment services to improve support provisions across Wales and the role of employment services, health care, education and local authorities in helping to reduce economic inactivity.
Hear from key industry experts on how to tackle unemployment and help people overcome barriers such as mental health, attitudes and self-esteem. Gain insight into strategies from trailblazers who have created programmes to support people and grow their local economies.
You will hear case studies from award-winning apprenticeships, a successful local authority and stand-out education programme who are engaging and motivating the next generation.
Explore the importance of skills and training for young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), long-term unemployed and people with disabilities. Learn about new initiatives for different target groups, helping to boost the employment rate from Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham.
Gain insight from key industry experts on how to support people with disabilities on their journey to employment and understand what both employers and employment services can do to improve provisions for people with disabilities.
Attend Senedd Insight’s conference to hear how to increase accessibility for people with disabilities and challenge employers’ attitudes towards a fairer labour market.
This event is specifically designed for employers, schools, further education
colleges, higher education institutions, employment services, training providers, local authorities and health care professionals.