Deputy Minister to open SkillsCymru 2015
Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James will officially open Wales’ largest interactive skills show,SkillsCymru 2015, in Llandudno today.
An array of well-known major employers will be present including Aldi, British Army and Scottish Power. The event, part funded by the European Social Fund, will showcase employer and exhibitor interactive stands, workshops, individual advice and guidance zones as well as a programme of hands-on skills demonstrations and master classes.
Visitors to SkillsCymru will be able to engage face to face with employers and find out about the range of career and training options available across various industry sectors. Meanwhile, for employers, it is an ideal opportunity to build new relationships with schools and other exhibitors.
Today is the first of two SkillsCymru events taking place at opposite ends of the country, with a further show taking place in Cardiff on 21 and 22 October. Schools, colleges and community groups from across Wales will be among the visitors with over 9,000 people expected through the doors of both events.
In addition to careers advice, skills demonstrations, master classes and opportunities for visitors to engage with some of Wales’ biggest employers, nearly 3,000 live job vacancies and opportunities will be advertised at the Llandudno event.
SkillsCymru is part of the Welsh Government’s ongoing programme of activities designed to inspire young people and help them learn about the variety of training and vocations available across Wales.
Deputy Minister, Julie James said:
“The Welsh Government is fully committed to doing all we can to enhance skills levels by giving as many people as possible access to first-class vocational and educational opportunities.
“SkillsCymru really is the ideal place for young people and others to meet major employers face to face and find out more about job vacancies, courses, training options and careers advice available across Wales.
“The number of employers exhibiting at SkillsCymru clearly demonstrates their support for the event. I am sure they will find this an excellent chance to showcase their business to thousands of individuals, teachers and parents and talk to them about the kind of skills, qualifications and experience they need from their workforce”.
“I hope everyone that comes to SkillsCymru, whether that is in Llandudno or Cardiff, enjoys their visit and finds it inspires them towards a fulfilling and rewarding career, training or learning opportunity.”
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