Author Archives: Claire Roberts

About Claire Roberts

Claire.roberts [a] colegaucymru.ac.uk

Coffi @ Starbucks

Does dim i guro paned dda yn y bore!  A lle gwell am ymweliad cyntaf y dydd na chwmni Starbucks.  Pan agorodd y Starbucks cyntaf ym marchnad hanesyddol Pike Place, Seattle ym 1971 ei nod oedd gwneud dau beth: rhannu … Continue reading

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Day 4 – St David’s Day in Seattle

Waking up this morning in this great city, our initial thoughts turned to the close encounter we had last night with its resident vermin. Luckily, the closeness of this now well-bonded group got us through this traumatic experience. Sadly, Chris … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Career Connected Learning

  It was the very early start to day three which opened our eyes to the issue of homelessness in Seattle.  With Washington state ranked in the top 10 American states for its quality of life and evidencing the highest minimum … Continue reading

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Day 2: Mind the (Skills) Gap Seattle – from the cradle to a career

  Well, what a first day in Seattle. It was great to have the company of Jenna, from British Council, USA and Chris, British Council Wales. We received a warm welcome from all we met, who were so pleased to … Continue reading

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Hello Seattle

Hello, Seattle! After an incredibly long day’s travelling (Seattle is eight hours behind UK time), the seven of us (eight, including Chris from British Council Wales who will be with us for the first half of the visit) finally arrived … Continue reading

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Etifeddiaeth y prosiect DPP: Paratoi ar gyfer byd sy’n newid

O’n cwmpas gwelir newidiadau enfawr ar y gweill. Mae Prydain yn barod i adael yr Undeb Ewropeaidd, mae Llywydd Etholedig yr Unol Daleithiau yn seren realiti o’r teledu ac ymddengys fod y byd yn gyffredinol yn fwyfwy cymhleth a darniog. … Continue reading

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Legacy of the CPD Project: Preparing for a changing world

All around us there are massive changes underway. Britain is poised to leave the European Union, the President Elect in the USA is an ex-reality TV host and the world in general seems to be increasingly complicated and fragmenting. In … Continue reading

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Busnes mentrus …? Sylwadau ar sicrhau ansawdd prosiect sgiliau ôl-16

Mae ymarferwyr a rheolwyr yn gyfarwydd ag egwyddorion a systemau sy’n sicrhau ansawdd effeithiol mewn sefydliadau. Rydym yn gweithio fel mater o drefn gyda chraffu QA mewnol ac allanol a gyda sefyllfa pob sefydliad ar sut y gall damcaniaethau megis … Continue reading

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A risky business…? Observations on quality assuring the Skills Post-16 project

Practitioners and managers are familiar with principles and systems of effective quality assurance in organisations.  We routinely work with internal and external QA scrutiny and with each institution’s ‘take’ on how theories such as ‘Total Quality Management’ or process improvement … Continue reading

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CPD Project WBL Taskforce – A strategy for sustainability

The impact of the Review of Qualifications has been felt across Post 16 education and training in Wales.  In response the ColegauCymru CPD programme was designed to support all colleagues who are involved in delivering skills – whether they work … Continue reading

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