Promoting the Sector to Powys Youth

Mid Wales Manufacturing Group were delighted to take part in the Choose Your Future Powys Careers Festival held on 7th March 2018 at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.  Around 3,000 pupils from across Powys attended the event.  The interactive careers and skills festival is organised by the Positive Pathways Powys partnership – a multi-agency group made up of Powys County Council, Careers Wales, Secondary schools in the county, the NPTC Group of Colleges, Cambrian Training and the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations. The partnership aims to highlight to young people the opportunities available to them when they leave school or college.

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Ceri Stephens
Working with Welshpool Youngsters on STEM Success

Nearly 700 young people from Welshpool took part in a series of workshops to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) last week. The sessions had been arranged by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group to support the Futureproofing Engineering Skills Provision in Powys Project which is supported by Powys County Council.  The aim of this project is to ensure the future growth and development of the manufacturing and engineering sector in Powys by helping to address the skills and training barriers being faced by the industry.

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Ceri Stephens
Budget Boost for Mid Wales Growth Deal

Mid Wales Manufacturing Group recently gave evidence at the National Assembly’s Economy Committee and has been working with Powys & Ceredigion Councils and other public and private sector representatives on the Growing Mid Wales Partnership looking at an Economic Framework for the region.

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Ceri Stephens
Engineering HNC in Newtown

Responding to the needs of members identified in the Skills Survey earlier this year, NPTC in Newtown is now able to offer a full range of engineering qualification right through from a level 2 Performing Engineering Operations NVQ to a HNC in Engineering.  This progression is an important step in contributing to the Futureproofing of engineering in Mid Wales ensuring we have the right people with the right skills.

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Ceri Stephens
Meeting the challenge for greater precision and compliance

In the ever increasingly competitive world of manufacturing, the demands for greater precision becomes critical, and with increased supplier regulation to ensure compliant supply chains, places ever increasing challenges to your business. Many people are talking about Industry 4.0, and Nadcap for example, but what is the significance to your business, and what steps are required to get there?

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Ceri Stephens
Up to £3500 funding available for new apprentices

Employers may be eligible to claim £3500 toward the cost of employing an Apprentice.

The Welsh Government has launched an incentive scheme to help you with your apprentice recruitment.

Employers will be eligible for the incentive if they meet the criteria including haveing not had an employee start an apprenticeship in the previous 30 months.

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Ceri Stephens
Opportunities and Events October 2011

The Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science has set up an independent Micro-Business Task and Finish Group to provide her with advice and recommendations on the development and implementation of a Micro-Business Strategy for Wales.

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Kenneth Rees