What does the future hold for employment in South Wales?
Ebbw Vale Ebbw Vale has just lost its connections with the steel industry. Corus had a tin plate plant located here. However, these plants were closed in 2001. There are plans to redevelop the site with a hospital and a university.
Ebbw Vale – Festival Park Shopping The WDA (Welsh Development Agency), local authorities and the private sector spent £60million on converting the area from a wasteland of spoil heaps into the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival. Festival Park Factory Shopping Village is now located on this site.
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museums industrial parks with WDA and EU (Regional Development Fund) backing Regional Assistance in the Valleys Sources of Regional Assistance WDA (Welsh Development Agency) UK Government European Regional Development Fund The Valleys are a Development Area. This means that industries are encouraged to the area by offering them incentives such as grants, reduced business rates, planning permission and premises.
Wales on Sunday Write a newspaper article on The future of Welsh employment. Aim to write at least one paragraph for each of the key questions below: Why are many young people leaving South Wales? How have the Welsh Assembly tried to improve the situation in different towns in Wales? How will changing technology affect employment? Make suggestions of how we can encourage high levels of employment in the future? Extension – Do you think Wales has a bright future for employment?