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Bevan Foundation presents to Employability and Skills Convention

November 26th 2020

The Bevan Foundation presented its ideas on building an inclusive economy

This week the Bevan Foundation took part in the annual Employability and Skills Wales Convention 2020.

The convention brought together learning and work policy makers, practitioners, and stakeholders from across Wales to consider the Welsh and UK Government response to the current crisis, what the priorities should be, and what needs to happen next. It explored how the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented jobs crisis and is driving an urgency to provide employability and skills support for young people and adults. Now more than ever employability and skills is centre stage in the public policy debate.

As part of a panel on pre-crisis challenges and ideas for change, the Bevan Foundation presented the current picture in Wales on in-work poverty and how building an inclusive economy can help create fairer work and raise incomes. It presented alongside Leonard Cheshire who spoke about ensuring Disability Confident provides ongoing confidence to new and existing employers and employees, and Digital Mums who outlined how their work is transforming adult learning through their REAL Project.

Speaking about the convention, Project Officer Helen Cunningham said “This convention was a timely event on the future of learning and work in Wales to meet some of the big challenges ahead. It was a great opportunity to outline what difference an inclusive economy can make to respond to some of these challenges”

 

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