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Priority industries.

Skills for Industry will aim to support and develop the skill levels of employed individuals, including self-employed participants with no formal qualifications and those with qualifications up to and including Level 6. It will assist individual progression by supporting interventions that ensure work placed learning provision meet the needs of employers and individual workers.

To achieve this aim Skills for Industry’s delivery will be determined to improve the skills mix and diversity of the local workforce through ongoing dialogue with local employers, local and regional labour market in order to support a demand-led approach to workforce development.

Given the nature of Skills for Industry, and its strategic importance in the region, where significant demand from industry or employers exists in priority sectors, Skills for Industry will continue to meet this provision where possible to ensure that local and regional employers are not disadvantaged and ensuring skills needs and growth opportunities are maximised for the priority sectors below:

    • Construction
    • Creative industries
    • Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
    • ICT
    • Tourism
    • Energy & Environment
    • Financial & Professional
    • Food
    • Life Sciences
    • Care
    • Strategically Important Companies

If you work within one of these priority sectors and want to develop levels of skills for employed individuals including self-employed please contact Skills for industry.

Skills for Industry team: 01554 748230/ 748346



The Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Jobs Growth Wales Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund.