With Brexit looming large, the Welsh food and drink industry is facing more challenges than ever in securing a future pipeline of skills and labour. An ageing workforce, difficulty in attracting and retaining talent, a lack of skilled workers coming through further and higher education, and uncertainty over the future position of EU nationals is creating a perfect storm for the industry.
We urgently need to understand the future skills requirements and work closely with academia and training providers to define and deliver those skills. This conference will look at what skills the Welsh food and drink sector needs now and in the future in order to improve productivity and competitiveness. Participants will join the debate, highlighting what support they need to attract talented people and build a skilled and resilient workforce to cope with tomorrow’s challenges. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their skills needs with training providers.
When: Thursday 26th October 2017, starting at 8:30am
Where: The Exchange Hotel (Formerly The Coal Exchange), Cardi Bay, CF10 5FQ
“Meet the Skills Provider” – 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Confirmed speakers and panellists include:
Cardi Business School
Coleg Sir Gar
National Centre of Excellence for Food
Engineering, Sheield Hallam University
National Skills Academy, Food & Drink
Agri-Food Training Partnership,
Food Innovation Wales
Food & Drink Wales Industry Board
Tasty Careers Ambassador
—Have your say in developing a food and drink skills strategy for Wales
—Find out about funding sources for skills development
—Hear how the industry is tackling skills/labour shortages
—Learn from other sectors facing similar challenges
—Pre-bookable “Meet the Skills Provider” appointments to help you build a more resilient
workforce and business.
To reserve a place, please register here: https://invest-in-skills.eventbrite.co.uk/