Chwarae Teg - Agile Nation 2

August 2015
an2Chwarae Teg is pleased to announce its second programme, Agile Nation 2, to support women develop their careers in key priority areas. Are you employed and looking to progress into a management or supervisory role? Do you want to develop your skills and your thinking with like minded women? Do you have the energy, drive and commitment to complete an accredited management qualification? Do you work in one of the 9 priority areas? (see list below).... If so this programme is ideal for you!

This comprehensive career development programme involves:
  • Getting to know you and creating a tailored personal development plan just for you
  • Individual advice, support and guidance from our dedicated and experienced team to develop your aspirations and achieve your goals
  • Training to gain a management qualification accredited by ILM
  • A choice of additional bite sized learning opportunities to help you achieve even more!
  • Opportunities to meet, share and learn from inspirational women in Wales

Agile Nation 2 is funded by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government and is aimed at women working in these key growth sectors.

  • Tourism
  • Food and Farming
  • Energy and Environment
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Life Sciences

Demand for places is high and we only have 15 places per programme. If you are interested in taking up this opportunity please visit the website and apply on-line today.

If this doesn't apply to you but you know someone who might benefit please pass this message on.

We have programmes running in the following areas from the end of September: Bridgend, Pembrokeshire, Colwyn Bay, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Denbighshire, Cardiff, Swansea and Newport. If you would like any further information about this great opportunity please feel free to contact an2@chwaraeteg.com  or ring 0300 365 0445.

Welsh Government Consultation

August 2015
The Welsh Government has launched a public consultation on draft statutory guidance on the National Training Framework on violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence under section 15 of the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act Wales (2015).

The consultation documents are available here:

http://gov.wales/consultations/people-and-communities/national-training-framework-on-violence-abuse/?lang=en (English)

http://llyw.cymru/consultations/people-and-communities/national-training-framework-on-violence-abuse/?lang=cy (welsh)

The consultation invites views generally on the National Training Framework and specifically on the requirements proposed under the Act. 

The following short film has also been issued to provide a summary of the National Training Framework and its purpose. 

English - https://youtu.be/xc8Fpbs6k18

Welsh - https://youtu.be/zK2SA1x1ERQ

The Welsh Government welcome the widest response possible so please share widely.

The closing date for responses is 23rd October 2015

Invitation to Join New Regional Networks

August 2015

Following feedback from members, WEN Wales are pleased to announce a new project to establish five regional networks.wen

The purpose of the networks will be to increase engagement with members and help ensure that WEN has accurate and up-to-date information on issues affecting women in different parts of Wales.

The networks will also support the delivery of regional activities, such as consultation and International Women’s Day events.

They anticipate that the networks will meet on a quarterly basis in the following locations:
• Mid Wales - Machynlleth or Aberystwyth
• North Wales - Colwyn Bay or Llandudno
• South Wales – Cardiff
• South Wales Valleys - Merthyr Tydfil or Newport
• West Wales - Carmarthen or Swansea

You are welcome to join the regional networks as an individual, or as the representative of an organisation.

WEN would also welcome applications from members who are interested in volunteering for us as Regional Representatives.

If you’d like to sign up to receive information about our regional activities, please go to our survey monkey page to select your preferred network and enter your email address.

Link to survey monkey page

What’s in store for women under the new government

May 2015

The electorate has cast its vote and the ballot papers have been counted. Much to everybody’s surprise, the coalition deals and expected hung Parliament have not materialised. The Conservative Party won 331 seats and is able to form a majority government.

For this 2015 General Election, Fawcett has been closely scrutinising the parties’ manifestos. So we are well placed to now delve a bit deeper into where a Conservative government might close the inequality gap.

The Fawcett Society have  looked at the Conservative Party’s Manifesto to find out what it’s promised to do for women and the policy areas they must uphold.
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