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Employment opportunities for people over 50

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 19/11/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Employment Opportunities for People over 50

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.4.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 05/11/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Letter to the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.2.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 21/10/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

8 Employment Opportunities for People Over 50

Supporting documents:

  • Letter on Employment Opportunities for People Over 50

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed the draft letter to the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology on Employment Opportunities for People over 50.


Meeting: 07/10/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Employment Opportunities for People over 50 - Consideration of Welsh Government Response

Julie James AM, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology

Huw Morris, Director for Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning

Rachel Garside-Jones, Head of Skills Policy Engagement

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Julie James AM, Huw Morris and Rachel Garside-Jones answered questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 07/10/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Employment Opportunities for People Over 50 - Consideration of Welsh Government Response

Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Terry Mills, Chair, Opportunities for Learning and Employment Expert Advisory Group, Ageing Well in Wales, Office of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Sarah Rochira and Terry Mills answered questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 07/10/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

Employment Opportunities for People Over 50 - Consideration of Welsh Government Response

Jeff Protheroe, Operations Manager, National Training Federation Wales

Iestyn Davies, CollegesWales

Greg Walker, CollegesWales

Minutes:

3.1 Jeff Cuthbert AM declared that he is a Member of the Board of the National Training Federation for Wales.

3.2 Eluned Parrott AM declared that her husband provides services to Further Education institutions as a member of staff at a Higher Education institution.

3.3 Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM declared that he is an honorary president of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

3.4 Jeff Protheroe, Iestyn Davies and Greg Walker answered questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 07/10/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Employment Opportunities for People Over 50 - consideration of Welsh Government Response

Victoria Lloyd, Director of Influencing, Age Cymru

David Pugh, Chief Executive, Prime Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Victoria Lloyd answered questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 23/09/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Older People's Commissioner regarding Employment Opportunities for People Over 50

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 11/06/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Employment Opportunities for People over 50

Supporting documents:

  • Cover paper for the draft report on Employment Opportunities for People over 50
  • Draft Report on Employment Opportunities for People over 50

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the Draft Report on its Inquiry into Employment Opportunities for People over 50.


Meeting: 19/03/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology on Employment Opportunities for People Over 50 following meeting on 25 February

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 19/03/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Supplementary paper from Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology on Employment Opportunities for People Over 50

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 11/03/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Letter from The Older People's Commissioner for Wales to William Graham regarding the Older People's Skills Strategy

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.5.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 11/03/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Summary of the rapporteur visits 12 February 2015

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.4.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.


Meeting: 25/02/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Additional Information from Jobcentre Plus and the Office of the Older People's Commissioner

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.3.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

 


Meeting: 25/02/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Employment opportunities for people over 50 - National Training Federation Wales

Jeff Protheroe, Operations Manager, National Training Federation Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Jeff Protheroe, National Training Federation Wales.

3.2 The National Training Federation Wales agreed to ask their providers about the level of their involvement in the Lift programme.


Meeting: 25/02/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Employment opportunities for people over 50 - CollegesWales and WEA Cymru

Dr Greg Walker, Chief Executive, CollegesWales

Maggi Dawson MBE, Chief Executive, WEA Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee took evidence from Dr Greg Walker and Maggi Dawson MBE.


Meeting: 25/02/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Employment opportunities for people over 50

Julie James, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology

Huw Morris, Group Director, SHELL

Nick Lee, Head of Policy & Intelligence

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee scrutinised the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology.

4.2 The Deputy Minister agreed to provide a note on the take-up of over 50s on Welsh Government programmes.

4.3 The Deputy Minister agreed to provide a note on any assessments that have been undertaken on the impact on over 50s of the decisions to prioritise support for young people.

 


Meeting: 29/01/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 1)

1 Briefing Session on the Inquiry (in private)

Supporting documents:

  • Research paper - Statistics
  • Research paper - Summary of written evidence

Minutes:

1.1 The new inquiry into Employment Opportunities for People Over 50 was introduced to Members.

 


Meeting: 29/01/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Age Alliance and Age Cymru

Graeme Francis, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Age Cymru

David Pugh, Chief Executive, Age Alliance/Prime Cymru

Hayley Ridge-Evans, Director of Operations, Age Alliance/Prime Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee took evidence from Graeme Francis, David Pugh and Hayley Ridge-Evans.

5.2 Prime Cymru agreed to provide suggestions with regards to how a scheme similar to the current Jobs Growth Wales programme for people over 50 could be structured and funded.

 


Meeting: 29/01/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Jobcentre Plus

Huw Thomas, Senior Group Partnership Manager (Wales), Jobcentre Plus

Kevin Morgan, Group Partnership Manager (Wales), Jobcentre Plus

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Huw Thomas.

4.2 Jobcentre Plus agreed to provide the following information:

·         further information and any statistics on the guaranteed interview scheme.

·         statistics on the on-flows and off-flows to Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) for people over 50.

·         any available information on the number of DWP/JCP sanctions to people over 50.

·         a copy of the resources pack used by their work coaches.

·         look into the position of a small business owner who may choose to close their own, failing, business in respect of the benefits system.

 

 

 


Meeting: 29/01/2015 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Office of the Older People's Commissioner

Daisy Cole, Director of Wellbeing and Empowerment, Office of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Iwan Williams, Communities, Local Government and Wellbeing Lead, Office of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee took evidence from Iwan Williams and Daisy Cole.

3.2 The Office of the Older People’s Commissioner agreed to send suggestions with regards to how a scheme similar to the current Jobs Growth Wales programme for people over 50 could be structured and funded.

 


Meeting: 16/10/2014 - Enterprise and Business Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Scoping Paper: Assisting Older People into Work

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee discussed the scoping paper.


 

 

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