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STICKY CLUSTERS. ‘Using sectoral business clusters to stimulate employer engagement and academic programme development in UHOVI to meet learner needs and local employment opportunities ’. A strategic partnership between the University of Glamorgan and University of Wales, Newport.

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A strategic partnership between the university of glamorgan and university of wales newport

STICKY CLUSTERS

‘Using sectoral business clusters to stimulate employer engagement and academic programme development in UHOVI to meet learner needs and

local employment opportunities’

A strategic partnership between the University of Glamorgan and University of Wales, Newport.

Dr Francis Cowe – UHOVI Deputy Director

Richard Staniforth - UHOVI UK STEM Coordinator

UK STEM Project: STEM Employer Engagement and Workforce upskilling in the South Wales Valleys


A strategic partnership between the university of glamorgan and university of wales newport

UHOVI

A strategic partnership between

University of Glamorgan and

University of Wales Newport

Targeted area of multiple disadvantage across

Heads of the Valleys (31 Communities First areas)

across five counties:

Blaenau Gwent,

Torfaen,

Merthyr Tydfil,

Caerphilly,

Rhondda Cynon Taff

UHOVI Delivery Campuses:

The College Merthyr Tydfil

Coleg Gwent, Ebbw Vale [Pontypool, Crosskeys]

The College Ystrad Mynach [Rhymney]

Coleg Morgannwg Nantgarw [Rhondda,Pontypridd, Aberdare ]

& 30+ Community Delivery Venues


A strategic partnership between the university of glamorgan and university of wales newport

  • UK STEM Project Aims (Nov 2010)

  • “The Project will focus on determining the level 3/ 4+ requirements of STEM employers in South East Wales Heads of the Valleys area.”

  • STEM sectors addressed by UHOVI in the time frame

    • Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

    • Automotive Technology and Engineering

    • Sustainable Construction and Surveying

    • Food manufacture processing and delivery

    • Digital media and Games

      Project Outcomes (September 2012)

      UHOVI’s is continuing to focus its employer engagement strategy on building ‘Sticky’ clusters of businesses to deliver workforce up-skilling across Welsh Government’s nine Key Sector Priority areas.


Sticky clusters

Sticky Clusters

Why adopt a cluster approach?

Employer

  • Clear voice – High level profile

  • Reflecting Innovation and Centres of Excellence

  • Sector specific/Industry defined delivery

  • Collaborate to compete through common interest

  • Critical mass to generate learners addressing skills gaps

    University academic and training provision

  • Academic collaboration to a shared approach to employer needs

  • Reflecting Innovation and Centres of Excellence

  • Shared & flexible approach to learning content

  • Quality driven academic offer from Bite-size to FD/Level 4+

  • React to Welsh Government Sector Priorities

    A replicable model to approach multiple business sectors


Case study uhovi pharmaceutical medical cluster

Case Study – UHOVI Pharmaceutical & Medical Cluster

(by Company and HE)

The Pharmaceutical Companies: Biotec, Brecon Pharmaceuticals, Flexicare, GE , Norgine, Penn Pharma, Polymer Health

Providers: UHOVI (Glamorgan & Newport), Cardiff Met, Swansea, Cardiff University School of Pharmacy, OU Wales;


The information request ir defining cluster strategic needs

The Information Request (IR): Defining Cluster Strategic needs

IR more than a TNA… A ‘whole sector’ snapshot

  • A Confidential company strategic review - current/future plans

  • Sector analysis – encouraging employer visibility to:

    academia, students, employee pool, community & government

  • Ambassadorial – pull rather than push – ‘Seeing in’ initiative

  • Current & Projected skills needs from senior managers?

    • Shape of sector workforce by accredited level and role?

    • Existing company training, non/accredited (?) academic levels and progression, CPD, APEL, industry standards

  • Tailoring delivery e.g. WBL, day release, distance

  • Understanding sector cultural v. academic culture


  • Issues addressed

    Issues addressed

    • Breaking down boundaries – Joining up the dots

      Inter-company confidentiality/competition issues

      • Benefits of collaboration – critical mass

      • Sustainable way forward

      • Sectoral pressure group

        Inter-institution competition

      • ‘Brokering’ a successful collaborative outcome

      • Very local delivery – academics’ workloads

      • Student numbers/caps – flexibility through UHOVI


    Sustainability

    Sustainability?

    • UHOVI retention of role as FE/HE ‘broker’

    • Development of bespoke – tailored offering

    • Utilise available support (ESF-ERDF-WG): -

      • UHOVI – DEHOV (UoG – UWN) – HOVEP - ESF (APT)

      • Go Wales – Elevate – REACT – KTP – SIP

    • Develop existing UHOVI 20% STEM take-up

    • Increase 16-19 and bite-size offer

    • Develop sustainable progression routes

    • Build FE &HE Collaboration - core & specialist


    Specialist support

    Specialist Support?

    • UHOVI IR identified specific unfulfilled ‘gap’

    • Skills training either expensive or from abroad

    • Bespoke – tailored offering developed working with Universities of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Swansea

    • Utilise skills from individual trained experts

    • Establish a local high specification base

    • Seeking to offer training locally and UK

    • Build further Collaboration - core & specialist


    Community organisations and learning provision in the hov

    Community Organisations and Learning Provision in the HOV

    Report Finding:

    “By linking with local businesses … UHOVI would be able to offer a truly unique service … which has responded to local need and demand to up-skill the local workforce and boosts individuals employability, making the local workforce more attractive to businesses. If done properly this has the potential to provide a positive regenerative impact on the area.”

    Crew – Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales Report (2011)


    Thank you

    Thank you

    www.uhovi.ac.uk

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    UHOVI

    Crownford House/ Ty Crownford

    Swan Street /Stryd yr Alarch

    Merthyr Tydfil/ Merthyr Tydful

    CF47 8ES

    Tel – 01685 726186 /0800 -1223220


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