Developing highly skilled Youth Workers for the young people of Wales

15 April 2023, 1-3pm

‚ÄčThis webinar is presented by the Workforce Development Implementation Participation Group, one of five groups established to support the work of the Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board.

‚ÄčAs part of the ongoing work to consider, develop and implement the recommendations the Interim Youth Work Board made in their final report `Time to deliver for young people in Wales‚Äô, as an IPG, we recognise the need to better understand where there is a need for further work to help the workforce to develop. This is essential to ensure that we have a highly skilled workforce that can meet the increasingly complex and changing needs of young people across Wales.

‚ÄčAs with most professions, Youth Work in Wales is facing unprecedented challenges with recruitment and retention of Youth Workers, and members of the IPG are working hard in developing strategies to address these issues. By taking part in the webinar, you will be able to hear first-hand on the initiatives that are being developed and will have an opportunity to ask questions and we would welcome ideas.

‚ÄčThe Webinar will consist of:

‚Äč¬∑ An insight into the work of the IPG

‚Äč¬∑ Audience engagement sessions on:

– Is the current workforce delivery model fit for purpose?

– Where could workforce development funds be allocated?

– How can we promote Youth Work as a career option?

‚ÄčWe hope you can join for two hours of engaging conversation with IPG members – if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in advance upon booking.

‚ÄčPresenters include:

‚ÄčJo Sims, Blaenau Gwent Youth Service – Chair of the Workforce Development IPG

Steve Drowley, Chair of ETS Cymru Wales

Emma Chivers, Youth Work Consultant

Darryl White, Workforce Development Officer

Donna Robins, Welsh Government Youth Engagement Branch

‚ÄčThose involved in youth work in Wales who are interested in learning more and contributing to this discussion are welcomed.

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‚ÄčWelsh to English and BSL interpretation will be available on the day.