Further Education: Enabling Renewal and Helping to Build Better Citizenship, Occupations and Business Communities in Wales
Back in 2019, ColegauCymru approached a team of internationally renowned researchers across a range of fields to explore the role Further Education could play in the future of Wales’ social and economic development. The project adapted to address the developing pandemic.
The resulting report, which covers the themes of better citizenship, occupations and business communities, makes for interesting reading. Suggested actions are based on how Further Education could use its educational and organisational expertise to assist reforming labour demand. In particular, it needs to play a more active role in building new occupations and be an active player in drawing all relevant players together to help revitalise and strengthen local business communities.
The research team of Professor John Buchanan, Dr Mark Lang, Professor Caroline Lloyd, Dr Bruce Smith, Professor Karel Williams and Professor Julie Froud present the results of the research and look to the future.