University 3

Right skills

This is a programme of work within the Newport Well-being Plan 2018-23.

Intervention Leads: Guy Lacey (Coleg Gwent) and Stephen Tiley (GAVO)

Partnership Team Support: Nicola Dance (NCC)

Partners working together on the Right Skills Board are:

    • Newport City Council
    • Coleg Gwent
    • University of South Wales
    • Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations
    • Careers Wales
    • Department for Work and Pensions
    • National Training Federation for Wales
    • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
    • Newport Third Sector Partnership
    • Y Fforwm Iaith

All members of the One Newport Partnership support this work.


People can access skills and education programmes that support a life well-lived and align with sustainable current and future local employment opportunities, enabling individuals and communities to achieve their potential.

Steps / Actions

    • Step 1:  Understand and address the skills needs required for the city’s economic growth, enabling Newport residents to secure decent work now and in the longer term.
    • Step 2:  Develop actions to address disadvantage and promote wider equality of opportunity for under-represented groups within the workforce.
    • Step 3:  Develop and promote community-based lifelong learning that will benefit long term environmental, cultural and social well-being in the city.

The Right Skills Board reviewed its vision and steps in December 2020.  View the Right Skills Review Report (pdf).


Case studies relating to the work of this intervention can be viewed here.

Performance dashboards for this intervention can be viewed here along with the Annual Reports for 2020-21, 2019-20 and 2018-19.


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