Supporting Hafod's Future Workforce Development Plan
Cardiff and Vale College and Hafod recently announced a new strategic partnership which will ensure CAVC can support Hafod with their future workforce development plan. Through Academi Hafod, colleagues are provided with access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
The partnership is a first between the college and a housing, support and care provider and forms part of Hafod's commitment to career development.
Hafod employ over 1,300 staff across a wide range of roles and prides itself on having a skilled and dedicated workforce. Supporting colleagues to be the best they can be ensures Hafod delivers the best customer service and fulfills the organisation's mission of Making Lives Better.
A memorandum of understanding was signed in October 2018, facilitating a strategic and operational commitment to work in partnership across a range of areas to support skills and talent development between Hafod and Cardiff and Vale College. The scope of activities includes the provision of:
- Care qualifications in line with regulatory standards for new and existing staff
- A wide range of qualifications and apprenticeship delivery for new and existing staff
- Leadership and Management training accredited and non-accredited
- Provision which supports career development across all business areas
- Essential Skills Training
- Other learning and development support which may be required
Jas Bains, Hafod Chief Executive, said: “We are committed to providing a great place to work and developing our staff and we’re really excited about our partnership with Cardiff and Vale College. It will help provide high quality learning opportunities for our colleagues to ensure we have the right skills to deliver our vision and first-class services for our customers.”
Kay Martin, Principal of Cardiff and Vale College, said: “We are delighted to be working with Hafod – a company that is embracing training as a positive force for its workforce and their future skills requirements as they progress through their careers. At CAVC we believe strongly in unlocking people’s potential through developing skills and knowledge, and Hafod’s commitment to Making Lives Better fits perfectly with our mission to work with and for the communities and economy of the region.”