Green Economy

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Consultation Responses

Senedd: Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee

Deadline for submission: 7th March 2024 

The Welsh Government needs to establish a clear definition of what it sees as the ‘green economy’ in Wales, as well as define what is sees as the necessary ‘green’ skills and occupations that underpin it. In addition, the Welsh Government needs to clearly map out the priorities for Wales, for colleges and their partners when it comes to developing the green economy. For the FE sector in Wales, a clear road map towards a green economy is essential, to enable long-term strategic planning, in areas such as curriculum design, programme development and workforce planning.

ColegauCymru continues to advocate for a vocational education and training strategy to link with Wales’ economic and industrial priorities. Net Zero should be a key consideration in this plan to ensure that Wales has the skills provision it needs to meet the challenge. Sustainable funding for colleges to deliver the skills Wales needs is essential – including for apprenticeships and more flexible provision, for example, the Personal Learning Accounts. 

ColegauCymru welcomes the Welsh Government’s moves towards greater coordination across the Net Zero agenda and will continue to support officials with this work.

Further Information

Please contact ColegauCymru Policy Officer, Amy Evans, with any questions. 

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