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The ‘postcode penalty’ – What the Youth Opportunity Index tells us about inequality of opportunity
21st May 2019 by David Hagendyk

The ‘postcode penalty’ – What the Youth Opportunity Index tells us about inequality of opportunity

Back in 1997 I was campaigning for a Yes vote in the referendum to establish the National Assembly for Wales, knocking doors and encouraging people to vote in communities across the south Wales coalfield. Two years...Read more »

The latest analysis on Women in Apprenticeships: Supporting women into work and diversifying the workplace
21st February 2019 by David Hagendyk

The latest analysis on Women in Apprenticeships: Supporting women into work and diversifying the workplace

2019 has already seen the publication of two important reports:  the excellent State of the Nation report from Chwarae Teg and a report on the future direction of apprenticeship policy from colleagues at NTfW. To bring...Read more »

Our response on the new Tertiary Education and Research Commission Wales
18th July 2018 by David Hagendyk

Our response on the new Tertiary Education and Research Commission Wales

As the technical consultation on the creation of the new Tertiary Education and Research Commission closes, Learning and Work Institute Cymru Director David Hagendyk argues that more focus is needed on the importance of lifelong learning...Read more »

Adult Learners’ Week – celebrating the power of further education with Rose Probert
15th June 2018 by Nisha Patel

Adult Learners’ Week – celebrating the power of further education with Rose Probert

Despite struggling with self-esteem and caring for family members, Rosemary Probert is living proof that education can improve personal obstacles.   There are many misconceptions about education with one being that you only get one shot...Read more »

Spotlight on John Spence: Inspire! Adult Learner of the Year
6th June 2018 by Nisha Patel

Spotlight on John Spence: Inspire! Adult Learner of the Year

  John Spence won the Life Change and Progression Award and the Adult Learner of the Year at the Inspire! Adult Learning Awards on 6th June in Cardiff. John Spence continues to progress and inspire others and...Read more »

ESOL Roundtable: Shaping the future of ESOL provision in Wales
9th March 2018 by David Hagendyk

ESOL Roundtable: Shaping the future of ESOL provision in Wales

To challenge and support the Welsh Government’s Ambitious and Learning policy strand, Learning and Work Institute Cymru launched a series of roundtables to shine a light on policy areas that don’t always get the attention that...Read more »

Offender Learning Round Table: “Life in Limbo-Land”
6th February 2018 by David Hagendyk

Offender Learning Round Table: “Life in Limbo-Land”

As part of our Ambitious and Learning for All roundtable series, Learning and Work Institute Cymru held an Offender Round Table event on 31st January in Gower College Swansea. Director for Wales, David Hagendyk follows up...Read more »

Employability & Skills: Five starter points on how to build a more inclusive society
5th December 2017 by David Hagendyk

Employability & Skills: Five starter points on how to build a more inclusive society

This week Learning and Work Cymru will host the annual Employability and Skills Convention. It’s fair to say it is good timing.  We’ll hear from Remploy about the start of Work and Health Programme Wales and...Read more »

What does the new employability strategy mean to small businesses?
17th November 2017 by David Hagendyk

What does the new employability strategy mean to small businesses?

Learning and Work Institute will deliver The Employability and Skills Wales Convention on 6th December 2017. This is a flagship event for the sector that will once again address the challenges and opportunities faced by policy makers...Read more »

‘Better Jobs, Better Futures’ for Employability and Skills in Swansea
2nd November 2017 by David Hagendyk

‘Better Jobs, Better Futures’ for Employability and Skills in Swansea

Learning and Work Institute will deliver The Employability and Skills Wales Convention on 6th December 2017. This is a flagship event for the sector that will once again address the challenges and opportunities faced by policy...Read more »