Employer event to focus on Swansea Bay City Deal and apprenticeships

Updated 21/02/2018

Gower College Swansea is set to host a showcase business breakfast event where employers can find out more about the impact of the Swansea Bay City Deal.

The event, which coincides with Apprenticeship Week Wales 2018, will take place at the Liberty Stadium on 8 March.

The Swansea Bay City Deal is a £1.3bn investment secured by the Swansea Bay City Region for 11 major projects across Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. The City Deal includes funding from the UK and Welsh Governments, the public sector and the private sector.

“The Swansea Bay City Deal is expected to create around 10,000 jobs and almost £1.3bn of investment across the region over the next 15 years,” says the College’s Director of Skills and Business Development, Paul Kift. “Apprenticeship Week Wales is the ideal time to talk to employers about the opportunities afforded by the Deal, the predicted talent requirements of the region and the importance of delivering skills and talent through apprenticeships.”

The event will be hosted by BBC Wales’ business correspondent and presenter of BBC Radio’s Wales at Work, Brian Meechan.

Speakers will include Councillor Rob Stewart, Leader of the City and County of Swansea, and Mark Jones, Principal of Gower College Swansea, who will be joined by an expert panel including Ioan Jenkins, Development Director at Tidal Lagoon Power and Professor Tom Crick MBE, Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy.

The event runs from 8am-10am. Please email carolyn.hughes@gcs.ac.uk or contact 01792 284400 to book your free place.

The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with the support of the European Social Fund.