Cross Party Group (CPG)

Further Education (FE) and Future Skills CPG

Further education and vocational education are a vital part of Wales' economy, contributing £4 billion per annum to the economy of Wales, and improving the prospects of learners across the nation.

Building on this, ColegauCymru established a cross party group (CPG) in May 2017 to discuss and explore potential opportunities for the future skills landscape of Wales. The group meets termly (three times a year) to promote understanding amongst Assembly Members and other relevant stakeholders about the issues facing further education and future skills in Wales.  

The CPG Meetings:

Attract an audience of between 40-50, including AMs, Ministers, College Principals, Business leaders and wider stakeholders.

Other aims of the meetings are: 

  • provide advice and support to Assembly Members on key issues around FE activity   
  • evidence the importance of education as a crucial part of building the inclusive society we all want to see with FE at the heart


  • John Griffiths AM (Chair)
  • Bethan Sayed AM  
  • Vikki Howells AM  
  • Suzy Davies AM 
  • Mohammad Ashgar AM    
  • ColegauCymru Secretariat

Future meetings

24/09/19 - "Building a better Wales - lessons from Europe" report launch

Past Meetings

21/05/19 – Delivering Inclusive Further Education

19/02/19 – A Focus on Mental Health

09/10/18 – Funding for the Future

22/05/18 – The role of FE colleges in providing a sustainable workforce pipeline in Health & Social Care

30/01/18 – A Focus on Construction

26/09/17 – The Changing Face of FE

23/05/17 – Initial meeting to discuss terms of reference and welcome members to the group

Please visit the Senedd website for more information on CPG meetings.

Attendance at CPG meetings is by invitation only. If you would like to receive an invite, and keep up to date with ColegauCymru’s activity, please register your details at

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