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51. Green Economy Skills Roundtable 2023

51. Green Economy Skills Roundtable 2023
13 Sep, 2023
Partners from across South West Wales come together to discuss some new initiatives to support the development of green skills across a variety of sectors.

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Partners from across South West Wales come together to discuss some new initiatives to support the development of green skills across a variety of sectors.

This podcast episode is part of a series of conversations focused on the region’s green economy. The Green Economy Conference, happening in November, aims to bring together businesses and organisations to discuss the growth of the green economy in South West Wales. The episode features discussions on various projects and initiatives related to skills development in areas such as renewable energy, construction, digital sector, and more. The focus is on preparing young people for future green careers, raising awareness about the opportunities in the green economy, and bridging the skills gap in the industry. Collaboration and working together across the region are seen as crucial for success.

The speakers in the discussion are as follows:

  • Dawn Lyle, 4theRegion: Host of the conversation and representative of the Regional Green Economy Conference.
  • Rob Holdcroft, Development Coordinator for the Regional Learning and Skills Partnership.
  • Arwyn Williams & Jackie Mathias from Pembrokeshire College: Discusses projects related to renewable energy and skills development for young people.
  • Bruce Fellows from Gower College, Swansea: Talks about initiatives in the construction and renewable energy sectors.
  • Andrew Selby from Gower College, Swansea: Highlights the demand for upskilling in the renewable energy sector.
  • Rachel Cook from University of Wales, Trinity St. David: Shares insights on skills development in construction and the use of virtual reality in education.
  • Donna Griffiths from Bouygues UK: Discusses projects engaging with schools and young people in terms of future skills and enterprise.
  • Sue Poole from Young Dragons: Talks about engaging young people in entrepreneurship and the use of artificial intelligence and virtual reality in education.

This conversation was hosted by 4theRegion in July 2023.

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