Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 4 - Tŷ Hywel. View directions

Contact: Gareth Price 


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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1  Apologies were received from Adam Price AM

There were no substitutions or declarations



Business panel - The apprenticeship levy in Wales

Gavin Jones, Head of Early Careers Programmes, Airbus UK

Joanne Foster, UK Government & Business Relations Leader, GE Aviation

Craige Heaney, Head of Learning and Development Group Operations, Centrica

Anne Middleton, Human Resources Manager, Atradius



Supporting documents:


2.1 Gavin Jones, Joanne Foster, Craige Heaney and Anne Middleton answered questions from Committee Members

2.2 Joanne Foster was asked to provide written evidence on the Apprenticeship Levy to assist with the evidence we were already gathering



Training providers - The apprenticeship levy in Wales

Jeff Protheroe, Operations Manager, National Training Federation for Wales

Sarah John, Chair, National Training Federation for Wales

Rachel Bowen, Director of Policy and Development, Colleges Wales

Claire Roberts, Director of Engagement, Colleges Wales


Supporting documents:


3.1 Jeff Protheroe, Sarah John, Dr Rachel Bowen and Claire Roberts answered questions from Committee Members


Paper(s) to note


Additional information from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure on Visit Wales arising from the meeting on 3 November

Supporting documents:


4.1 This paper was noted by the committee



Women in the economy - Alternative perspectives on the Economic Strategy for Wales

Natasha Davies, Policy and Research Lead, Chwarae Teg

Dr Alison Parken, Project Director, Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE), Cardiff University

Helen Walbey, Director, Rideout Motorcycles and Scooters




5.1 Natasha Davies, Dr Alison Parken and Helen Walbey answered questions from Committee Members

5.2 Helen Walbey was asked to submit details in relation to Small Business Administration in America, in particular what the best elements are in relation to women’s centres