Promoting engagement between business and the education sector isn’t just a nice thing to do, it’s an absolute priority if we want to realise the full potential of the Welsh economy. With businesses telling us every day that access to people and skills is one of their biggest concerns, developing a future talent pipeline is more important than ever.
So, where does responsibility lie for ensuring young people get the skills they and future employers need? The answer doesn’t lie with schools, colleges and universities alone. Business also has a vital role to play. We need to see firms stepping up and helping both our schools and our higher and further education providers to develop young people and prepare them for a world of work that’s rapidly changing.
Offering young people a range of quality career choices, and inspiring them with practical hands-on experience, is one of the be