Response to the consultation
Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation
Purpose of the consultation
Economy, Infrastructure and Skills
Committee would welcome your views on:
- Is the data and
evidence being used by the Regional Skills Partnerships timely, valid and reliable?
Have there been any issues?
- How well do the
partnerships engage with and take into account the views of those who do
not sit on the partnership boards, and how well do they account for the
views of the skills providers themselves?
- How do the key City
and Growth Deal roles of the Regional Skills Partnerships influence their
Welsh Government remit?
- Are the Regional
Skills Partnerships able to actually reflect current and future skills
demands within their regions? What about very specialised skills for which
there may be low volumes of demand?
- Do the Regional
Skills partnerships have sufficient knowledge and understanding of:
foundational economy and the needs of those employed within it; and
demand for skills provision through the medium of Welsh?
- Are the Regional
Skills Partnerships adequately resourced to fulfil their growing role?
- Is there an
appropriate balance between the work of the RSPs and wider views on skills
- Is the level of
operational detail set out by Welsh Government for skills provision in
higher/further education and work-based learning providers appropriate?
- If there are any, how
are tensions between learner demand / learner progression reconciled with
Regional Skills Partnership conclusions and the Welsh Government preference
for funding higher level skills?
- Have the Regional
Skills Partnerships and Welsh Government been able to stimulate changes in
skills provision ‘on the ground’ to reflect demand?
- What, in general, is
working well and what evidence of success and impact is there?
- Are there any aspects
of the policy that are not working well, have there been any unintended
consequences, and what improvements can be made?
deadline for submissions to this inquiry is 4 March 2019.