NDM7234 Conservative Party Debate - Workforce Skills Post-Brexit

NDM7234 Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the importance of further education provision in developing the skills of the Welsh workforce to meet the demands of the Welsh economy post-Brexit.

2. Calls on the Welsh Government to invest in the people of Wales by: 

a) increasing funding into further education;

b) expanding the number of degree apprenticeships in Wales;

c) creating an adult learning allowance to help people enhance and develop their skills; and

d) developing an Institute of Technology in north Wales.

The following amendments have been tabled:
Amendment 1 - Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

In point 2, insert as new sub-point after sub-point (b) and re-number accordingly:

'increasing support networks for apprentices via formal partnership arrangements with further education colleges;'

Amendment 2 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

In point 2, delete sub-point 2(d) and replace with:

'working with FEIs, universities and employers to ensure that provision meets the evolving technology needs of the economy.'

Amendment 3 - Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to recognise the importance of Erasmus+ in attracting people to Wales to meet the demands of the Welsh economy via the further education and higher education sectors and commit to opposing any attempt by the UK Government to exit the programme in 2021.

Amendment 4 - Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to create better conditions for developing the skills of the Welsh workforce by increasing the first year minimum wage for an apprentice to the standard, national minimum wage, relevant to the person's age group.

 

Business type: Debate

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 04/06/2021

Decision due: 22 Jan 2020 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Darren Millar MS