Boosting IT skills across the nations
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e-skills UK is working with Welsh employers and key Welsh stakeholders to address the IT & Telecoms skills issues that will have the most significant impact on the country’s economy.
To make sure Wales has the technology skills it needs to compete internationally, we’ve put together a 4-year Strategic Plan for Wales (2010-2014) (PDF 944KB) / Cynllun Strategol 4-blynedd ar gyfer Cymru (2010-2014) (PDF 1MB) and are working towards meeting its aims.
Our Action Plan for Wales, which addresses skills needs and co-ordinates activity across the country, has been endorsed by The Welsh Assembly and the Wales Stakeholder Panel. The plan is based on the outcomes of our Technology Insights research for Wales.
What we’re doing in Wales
We’re inspiring future talent by:
- implementing and expanding employer-backed initiatives like CC4G
- exciting young people about technology careers through BigAmbition Wales
- getting employer input for degree programmes that meet the needs of Welsh industry
- coordinating influence and support from employers for GCSEs, A levels, and apprenticeships, through the Pathways to Apprenticeships programme (ESF funded) and the IT Professional Apprenticeship Level 3 programme (SPFP funded).
We’re supporting IT professionals by:
- exploring interest in a Skills Academy for Wales
- working with the Software Alliance in Wales to support the sector
- enabling the formal accreditation of employer training
We’re also working to raise awareness of the value of IT to organisations and individuals with the standards for IT users (available in Welsh) and ITQ, as well as promoting employer-designed tools that help organisations to exploit technology for business.
In addition, we also offer access to strong, reliable, labour market intelligence for Wales.
The Employer Board for Wales: boosting IT Skills
The e-skills UK Employer Board for Wales is in charge of making sure Wales gets technology skills it needs to succeed.
The Board comprises:
- Accelero Digital - Kelvin Jones, Director
- Alcatel Lucent - Rick Cooper, Director Alcatel University
- BT - Ronan Miles, Director of BT Collaboration
- Cardiff University - David Edwards, CIO
- Comparison Creator - Stephanie Murdoch, Director
- DFTSSC - Greg Jones, Head of Programme Management & ICT
- Draig Technology - Richard Sheppard, Director
- EADS - Mike Greenway, Commercial Director
- Evolvement Networks Ltd - James Lewis, Company Director
- Fujitsu - Charlie Godfrey, Account Executive
- Fundtech - Paul Dennehy, HR Director
- General Dynamics - Ian Clark, Business Development Manager
- HP Services - David Morgan, Marketing Director
- HPC Wales - Jo Preece, Wales Manager
- HWB Cymru - Nia Davies, Policy Officer
- Logica - Steve Richards, Production & Transformation Manager Outsourcing Services
- Method4 - Craigh Hughes, Director
- Microsoft - Terry Killer, Skills Manager
- Microsoft - Stephen Uden, Head of Skills & Economic Affairs
- Mitel - Cenydd Burden, Head of EMEA Client Services Delivery
- NHS - David Davies, Director of Engagement (Informatics Service)
- NLIAH - Christine Bamford, Head of OD
- Silicon Edge - Paul Dunscombe, Director
- Welsh Assembly Government- Gwyn Thomas, CIO
Welsh Language Scheme
e-skills UK has adopted the principle that in the conduct of public business in Wales, it will treat Welsh and English on a basis of equality. Download our Welsh Language Scheme (PDF 145KB) / Cynllun Laith Gymraeg (PDF 251KB) for details.
Manager for Wales
If you would like to get involved or find out more about programmes in Wales, contact email@example.com.
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