Introduction, Council Chair - John Graystone
We now find ourselves in a new landscape that is characterised by economic recession, constraints on public spending and uncertaintyabout future funding. This means that there is additional pressure on our resources. The labour market is changing fast in Wales and there is a need for people to learn new skills, particularly those associated with digital technologies.
Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales is well placed to build on the legacy of its founding organisations and will promote abroad liberal education which improves social justice and communityengagement, alongside offering highly focused education and trainingservices for employability, enterprise and skills development. Theprovision of learning, skills and prosperity for the people of Wales will,most importantly, require a commitment to democratic citizenship,inclusiveness, cultural enrichment, health and wellbeing, equalitiesand social justice.