Investing in skills and maximising the impact of TVET funding


Forty-six senior policy makers, educational leaders and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) managers from Asia and Africa recently attended a British Council international policy seminar in Wales. The seminar looked at investing in skills and maximising the impact of TVET funding. 

The visit saw representatives travel from Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, and Tanzania, with a view to looking at long-term industry needs, and providing learners with strong career ambitions and progression. 

As part of the seminar, ColegauCymru Strategic Adviser for Work based Learning and Employability, Jeff Protheroe, provided an overview of the further education sector in Wales which also included an introduction to TVET funding. This highlighted how Welsh Government funds training, colleges, and WBL (including the levy and apprenticeships). 

Over four days, the delegates participated in valuable discussion sessions at Cardiff and Vale College and Coleg y Cymoedd which were facilitated by experts from different areas of the Welsh TVET system. Delegates had an opportunity to meet college staff and learners, whilst visiting a range of employers partnering with the two colleges in the delivery of training, including Global Aerospace (Aviation Wales), Transport for Wales, International Centre for Aerospace Training, BBC Wales, Aston Martin, and Caerdav.  

The seminar also included facilitated sessions designed to support delegates identify elements of the Welsh TVET system that could best help inform positive change in their own systems to maximise the impact of TVET funding. 

Further Information 

Siân Holleran, European and International Project Manager  

Vicky Thomas, European and International Project Officer  

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