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28th September 2016

New Chief Executive at Learning and Work Institute

Stephen Evans will take over in September as CEO at Learning and Work Institute, following the departure of David Hughes who will become CEO at Association of Colleges.   Stephen was chosen after a competitive open...Read more »

26th September 2016

International Literacy Day 2016

In Wales, nearly one child in three lives in poverty and levels of adult literacy are lower than those in England. There is strong evidence suggests that the best way to support children is to work...Read more »

7th April 2016

The Next Frontiers of Welfare Reform

You can read Stephen Evans, (Deputy Chief Executive – Development and Research) blog on the Next Frontiers of Welfare Reform here.

7th April 2016

Mid-Life Career Review (MLCR) Project

Learning and Work Institute is pleased to announce the award of funding from the Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s ESF funded Active Inclusion project to deliver a Mid-Life Career Review (MLCR) project. The project started in...Read more »

Education & training for adults crucial in wake of steel crisis
6th April 2016

Education & training for adults crucial in wake of steel crisis

This afternoon’s debate is crucial to consider how Welsh Government can respond to the crisis in the steel industry in Wales, you can read our response to the crisis here.

4th April 2016

2013 Inspire! Adult Learning Award Winner

Lynda Sullivan continues her journey – read Lynda’s story here

The Annual Raymond Williams Memorial Lecture
22nd February 2016

The Annual Raymond Williams Memorial Lecture

Learning and Work Institute was delighted that Professor Sir Michael Marmot presented the annual Raymond Williams Lecture at Cardiff University on 9th February on the ‘Health Gap:  The Challenge of an Unequal World’.  We were also...Read more »

10th February 2016

Rethinking the Work Programme in Wales

The Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology asked the PPIW to provide independent advice on how the Work Programme (WP) might be operated differently in Wales in the future.  The PPIW has worked closely with Dave...Read more »

Learning and Work Institute welcome budget but urge caution over part time HE
1st February 2016

Learning and Work Institute welcome budget but urge caution over part time HE

The Draft Budget safeguards most post-16 education, but cuts to the HE budget may result in fewer opportunities for students to study part time at university. Cerys Furlong, Director of the Learning and Work Institute said:...Read more »

21st January 2016

Consensus builds around the skills challenges facing Wales

Announcements this week from both the Welsh Conservatives and the Welsh Liberal Democrats show that consensus is building around the skills challenges which Wales faces. Those challenges are outlined in NIACE Cymru’s document “The post-16 challenge”...Read more »