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1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

1.1 Apologies were received from Mick Antoniw AM, Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM and Gwenda Thomas AM.

1.2 Eluned Parrott AM declared her husband works for a Higher Education Institution.

1.3 Keith Davies AM declared his son is studying at a Higher Education Institution.

(09.30-10.15)

2.

Update session on Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+

Professor Richard Davies, Vice Chancellor, Swansea University

Professor David Shepherd, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), Bangor University

Berwyn Davies, Head of Office, Welsh Higher Education Brussels

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Professor Richard Davies, Professor David Shepherd and Berwyn Davies answered questions from Members of the Committee.

(10.30-11.00)

3.

Update session on Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+

Iestyn Davies, Chief Executive, CollegesWales

Siân Holleran, International Coordinator, CollegesWales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Iestyn Davies and Siân Holleran answered questions from Members of the Committee.

3.2 Iestyn Davies offered to provide further information in some months’ time regarding how Welsh Further Education Institutions work with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to support the construction and engineering sectors.

(11.00-11.30)

4.

Update session on Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+

Jenny Scott, Director, British Council Wales

Ruth Sinclair-Jones, Director, Erasmus+ UK National Agency, British Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Jenny Scott and Ruth Sinclair-Jones answered questions from Members of the Committee.

(11.30-12.15)

5.

Update session on Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+

Julie James AM, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology

Andrew Clark, Deputy Director for Further Education and Apprenticeships Division, Welsh Government

Michaela Renkes, Senior Post-16 Education Planning and Funding Manager, Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Julie James AM, the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Huw Morris, Andrew Clark and Michaela Renkes answered questions from Members of the Committee.

5.2 The Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology agreed to provide feedback regarding the Global Wales initiative following its first meeting, which is due to take place in November.

5.3 Huw Morris offered to write to the Committee with detail of Welsh Government’s involvement in the bidding process for EU funding including the numbers of educational institutions which made bids (with a breakdown of figures by region) and those which were collaborated, withdrawn or merged.

6.

Papers to note

6.1

Inquiry into the Potential of the Maritime Economy in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

6.2

Inquiry into the Potential of the Maritime Economy in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.2.1 The paper was noted by the Committee.

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting.

(12.15-12.20)

8.

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.

 

 

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