To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Recognises the vital contribution that further education and vocational skills make to the Welsh economy, especially in our most disadvantaged communities
2. Calls on the Welsh Government to commit to a three-year funding cycle for further education colleges at a fair level, to enable more sustainable planning and safeguard the skills needed to make local economies resilient.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to invest a significant proportion of the savings it expects to make as a result of changes to higher education student support into the further education sector, including into higher level skills delivered in a further education setting and Welsh language provision.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 02/02/2017
Decision due: 8 Feb 2017 by Plenary
Lead member: Paul Davies AM