Shaping the FutureMay 9, 2013

'Shaping the Future' invites you to an event:

'The importance of investing in skills to boost the economy in North Wales' with key note address from Ian Price, Assistant Director, CBI Wales.


To read the Press Release please click here.


Date | Thursday 9th May 2013

Time | 11.15am registration for a 11.30am start

Venue | Venue Cymru |The Promenade |Llandudno |LL30 1BB

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Contact | For additional information regarding this event please contact Holly Rees on 020 7282 1085 or Heledd Phelps-Brown (Welsh speaker) on 020 7282 2843

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Twitter | @Shaping_Future


The event will address 'The importance of investing in skills to boost the economy in North Wales.'  Ian will discuss how we can develop a knowledge based economy to boost growth in the region.  What practical steps do we need to make, such as developing schemes like Shaping the Future, to help improve the region's skills base and leverage existing workforce expertise to deliver tangible benefits and economic growth?  The event will also address what barriers we need to overcome to drive investment in skills and the development of high level expertise within North Wales. 

Shaping the Future is a unique talent management programme that focuses on the development of an entire region. It is designed to create new jobs in North West Wales that take advantage of the high concentration of engineering and technical expertise present once the Wylfa and Trawsfynydd nuclear power stations are decommissioned. We aim to offset this by retraining the stations' employees in the skills of the future in key target industries - such as renewable power and tourism - and promoting the region as a hub of talent and ability. Since its official launch in April 2012 the pace of activity has been all-consuming with over 900 enrolees signed up to the project. The event will also celebrate the year anniversary since the launch of the project and discuss the project's success and wealth of exciting updates.

Ian Price's role at the CBI is recruitment of new members and retention of current members for Wales and the South West. He also runs the Enterprise Forum in Wales and monitors SME procurement in the public sector. Prior to joining the CBI, Ian was a director of Acorn Recruitment for 10 years and before that served in the RAF.



11:15     Coffee and registration

11.30      Menter Môn - Welcome

11.35      Judy Craske, Shaping the Future - Welcome

11.45      Ian Price, Assistant Director, CBI Wales

12.05      Q&A from the audience

 This event will finish at approximately 12.30 pm.

Event Details

  • Start time: 11:15
  • End time: 12:30
  • Date: 09 May 2013
  • Location: Venue Cymru
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