Apprenticeship Week Wales: Celebrating the value of apprenticeships as valuable pathways to meaningful employment and prosperous economies

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This week ColegauCymru joins our further education colleges in celebrating the value that apprenticeships bring to learners, our communities and employers, as we celebrate Apprenticeship Week Wales 2024.  

This annual week-long celebration which takes place between 5 – 9 February and highlights a great way to gain qualifications whilst earning a wage and working. ColegauCymru coordinates the network of 11 colleges that work in close partnership to deliver high quality apprenticeship programmes in a wide range of vocational areas - from junior apprenticeships to foundation level and higher-level apprenticeships. With strong links to industry and highly established support systems for learners, including dedicated Employment and Enterprise Bureaus, the FE sector is well placed help deliver the skills necessary for learners to embark on successful careers. This in turn will help to produce and retain skilled people to help meet the current and future demand for businesses and the Welsh economy.

Apprenticeships in action 

Watch how Job Shop has connected employers and apprentices at Coleg Cambria: 

ColegauCymru Strategic Advisor for Work-based Learning and Employability, Jeff Protheroe, said,  

“The FE sector has long recognised apprenticeships as a valuable pathway into work or a new career, and the benefits they bring to both individuals, employers, and the economy.  

We’re delighted to celebrate this week and share the great stories of successful apprenticeships which have led to meaningful employment opportunities or further study.”  

Further Information   

Welsh Government | Business Wales 
Apprenticeship Week 2024 

Jeff Protheroe Strategic Advisor, Work-based Learning and Employability

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