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Icon of Wales in Blue and Green with Partneriaeth Sgiliau Rhanbarthol Canolbarth Cymru in green text and Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership in blue text on a white background

Mid Wales businesses – tell us what you need for the future to meet your business goals.

Grow - Define - Deliver Together, an engagement event hosted by the Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership will take place on the morning of 23 March to give you, the businesses of Mid Wales an opportunity to come together and tell us what you need for the future to meet your business goals. Come and understand what support and guidance is available to you in procurement, recruitment skills, and training. If you are a Ceredigion and Powys business thinking about your future workforce needs, come and join us for the morning at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.

Be inspired by other businesses who have faced similar challenges. Network and explore the opportunities around upskilling, training or apprenticeships to help your business now and for the future.

Key topics that will be explored include Green Skills and Net Zero; looking at ways to prepare and adapt your organisation and supply chains for the green economy, identifying the green skills your workforce needs to succeed and how these can be achieved.

Councillor James Gibson-Watt, Leader of Powys County Council and Councillor Alun Williams, Deputy Leader of Ceredigion County Council will be opening the event alongside the Chair of the Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership Emma Thomas, HR Manager at ABER Instruments.

The facilitator of the event, Alun Jones is the former Chief Executive of Menter a Busnes working with and advising SME’s throughout Wales. As an executive director of a national company for over 20 years’, Alun has an extensive range of people and company development skills including leadership and management, coaching, and mentoring.

The Mid Wales Regional Skills Employment and Skills plan will be launched during the event with a pre-recorded message from Vaughan Gething, MS Minister for the Economy of Wales.

Guest speakers from established Mid Wales businesses, information stands from training providers, and other skills-orientated organisations will be on hand to offer advice, listen to the needs of the businesses, and the challenges they currently face.

Powys and Ceredigion officers will be on hand to share the support and solutions available, for example tendering and procurement


08:45 - 9:30 Registration and light refreshments

09:30 - 09.40 Introduction to the event

09:40 - 10:00 Welcome by Leader of Powys County Council, Councillor James Gibson-Watt, Deputy Leader of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Alun Williams, and Regional Skills Partnership Chair, Emma Thomas.

10:00 - 10:30 Presentation on Green Skills and Net Zero

10:30 - 10:50 Break

10:50 - 12:30 Panel discussion: Challenges and Opportunities for Business today

12:30 - 12:50 Launch of RSP Employment and Skills plan

12:50 - 13:00 Close of morning and contact details shared

13:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch. Lunch provided.

14:00 Close of event.

Cyngor Sir Powys County Council

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The county council is responsible for delivering a wide range of local services across Powys, like education, transport, planning, libraries and waste management.

Mae'r cyngor sir yn gyfrifol am ddarparu ystod eang o wasanaethau lleol ar draws Powys, fel addysg, trafnidiaeth, cynllunio, llyfrgelloedd a rheoli gwastraff.

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