The team at Educ8 was delighted to attend the prestigious Caerphilly Business Awards on Friday 17th November at Llechwen Hall.
The 2017 awards, hosted by BBC presenter, Jamie Owen, were the largest in its 16-year history and the awards are widely recognised as one of Wales’ most established business accolades. The event is the only event of its kind to represent the rapidly developing Caerphilly business region.
Educ8 will be joining forces with government and industry to give thousands of young people inspiring experiences of engineering, as part of a year-long campaign to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession. Today, Thursday 16 November, the government announced that 2018 will be the Year of Engineering, a national campaign to increase awareness and understanding of what engineers do among young people aged 7-16, their parents and their teachers.
The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children recognises the importance of childcare and play provision, including holiday play schemes, for children and their parents. He wishes to ensure that the childcare and play workforces have the appropriate qualifications, skills and experience to provide high quality provision across the different types of settings and for the full age range of children cared for. With this in mind, the Welsh Government has recently published a circular that explains some important future changes to the required training standards in child care and play settings.
We are very proud to announce the appointment of Steven Lewis as our new Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board.
Steve brings with him more than 30 years’ experience of senior business management having held CEO-level positions at Bergstrom (Europe) Ltd and WRU and is an expert in high-level, strategic financial planning and business growth; skills that will prove critical to the Educ8 Group as it continues its journey of exponential growth and diversification.
We are excited to be involved in the Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Programme which provides support for SMEs to recruit apprentices aged 16-19. The Welsh Government funded programme, which launched on 1st August, will also help provide individuals and employers with the skills needed over the long-term and prevent skills shortages.