The leading provider of apprenticeships to the hospitality industry in Wales has welcomed plans to create a Commission for Tertiary Education and Research to govern all post-16 education and training.
The Mid Wales tourism industry has been urged to grasp the air of staycation positivity that is engulfing the region to make it one of the UK’s most desirable leisure destinations.
The Welsh Government is being challenged to prioritise the compulsory education system in Wales to provide the foundation for the future skilled workforce needed by employers.
Arwyn Watkins, OBE, managing director of Cambrian Training Company, the leading apprenticeships provider to the hospitality industry in Wales, will make the call when addressing delegates at the Mid Wales Tourism and Hospitality Conference at The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells on November 9.
By Arwyn Watkins, OBE, managing director of Cambrian Training Company and president of the Culinary Association of Wales.
Most people will now be aware of the recruitment crisis in several sectors of the economy both here in Wales and across the UK. The shortage of lorry drivers has been dominating the headlines lately, but the hospitality industry was grappling with a diminishing number of staff even before the Covid-19 pandemic locked down the UK.