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WDC design process at halfway point

WDC design process at halfway point

Last updated 5 August 2020
Last updated 5 August 2020

The Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) design process has just reached its halfway mark and so far the results are encouraging.  

The design work has been undertaken by the Design and Reference groups over the last few months. It has explored the high-level requirements and recommendations for the operational design of the WDCs.

The Design Group consists of skills-based participants and subject matter experts, who create initial design options. The Reference Group - made up of a wide group of stakeholders including currently under-served learner groups, employers, industry representatives, unions, providers and senior leaders - test and refine the initial design options to ensure they are fit-for-purpose. Recommendations from both groups will inform the establishment of WDCs. 

The halfway mark is a good moment to reflect on the direction of this work and seek feedback on the next stage of the design process. A survey was sent out to group members asking for their views on the overall design process and the design of the workshops and output documents.

Kari Scrimshaw, WDC Establishment Lead shares:

“Overall, feedback received has been positive. We will utilise the survey results to help us move forward in an informed way, with a renewed focus on how best the design process can add value to the establishment of the WDC’s. We heard some resounding themes that the workshops were well organised and that despite the unusual circumstances that COVID-19 presented, we had been inclusive and gave people the opportunity to have their say. I’m pleased with our progress and look forward to our ongoing work in this space. We are very grateful for the continued support and commitment of the Design and Reference group members.”

From here, future workshops will explore the processes and capabilities required to carry out WDC’s functions.

Read more about the WDC design process.