Our Policy Recommendations for the next Welsh Government
The elections to the Welsh Parliament in May 2021 offer an ideal opportunity to refocus and refine the unique role and contribution of Further Education to the varied and dynamic communities of Wales. As established and independent public service organisations, Wales’ Further Education Institutions (FEIs) are community assets providing an essential public service alongside the NHS and local government. Despite their essential role, particularly as Wales continues to adjust to the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic, and their well-documented contribution to economic and social wellbeing, the contribution of FEIs to Wales is often overlooked.
Our Policy Asks for the next Welsh Government sets out how achievable and targeted interventions could transform provision of learning from the age of sixteen onwards, placing citizens at the heart of social and economic policy. Some of these proposed interventions may require legislation but wherever possible change should be undertaken by amending existing legislation.
Helping to Build Better Citizenship, Occupations and Business Communities in Wales
This report has emerged from a two-year collaboration between ColegauCymru and an international team of researchers from England, Wales and Australia.
In commissioning this research report and in identifying the national and international researchers to undertake it, we are seeking to address the challenges not just individually but more importantly together. They form a basis of ‘people, prosperity and place’ and it is by examining each that we intend to be challenged, chided where necessary, and hopefully find some comfort in our endeavours to date.
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