2008 - March 2015, Building a Brighter Wales. Our flagship project which promotes equality and diversity and provides training and guidance for women and businesses in Wales. The project will support productivity and progression in employment by utilising modern workforce practices and promoting flexible working.
Our journey with Agile Nation is coming to an end, with the project closing in March 2015. The project has been exceptional in directly helping over 2,900 women, 500 businesses and 55 schools.
The women who have worked with us to further their careers have gained over 450k additional income through career development #agilenation
— Joy Kent (@Joy_ChwaraeTeg) October 23, 2014
But numbers alone don’t tell the full story. Over the coming months we’ll be sharing a series of success stories that show the positive impact and lasting legacy of Agile Nation.
The Agile Nation Project is a Welsh Government and European Social funded project that promotes equality and diversity and provides training and guidance for women and business in Wales.
We have achieved this through the use of our programmes: Ascent for women, Evolve for businesses, Fair Foundations for Educators and our Exemplar Employer scheme.
2,921 women took advantage of the — Ascent programme —. Employees attended training courses that were designed to develop their skills for progressing in the workplace. In the long term this will provide the 2,921 women with more confidence to progress in their careers, and in the workplace.
The Agile Nation project has helped businesses through its — Evolve programme — which began with a workshop to introduce businesses to the benefits of workplace diversity, and it also highlighted the commercial benefits that can be enjoyed when modern working practices such as flexible working and work life balance are adopted.
Agile Nation worked to help educators better understand gender issues at every stage of education. We worked in partnership with a wide range of education providers, from the very earliest years, through secondary education, on to Further Education and Higher Education and into work-based learning.
At every stage of education, gender can affect the way learners engage and achieve. We helped education professionals understand the reasons why gender matters and shared examples of evidence-based best practice to help them make gender fairness a reality in their place of learning.