“Llwybro Sir Gâr: Rethinking Carmarthenshire’s Economy Together” – UWTSD’s Carmarthen Business School and Carmarthenshire County Council launch strategic partnership


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Carmarthenshire County Council’s Economic Development Division have today (21 January 2019) launched a new partnership which aims to link UWTSD’s Carmarthen Business School with Carmarthenshire based organisations through placement learning.

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During a special event, held at UWTSD’s Carmarthen Campus, both organisations have agreed to work jointly to help enhance the interaction between the business sector and higher education within the county. The ‘Llwybro Sir Gâr: Rethinking Carmarthenshire’s Economy’ strategy will initially focus on providing opportunities for Business and Management students at Carmarthen Business School, to undertake task and finish placements (a minimum of 20 days) within an organisation

Following the launch event Dr Louise Emanuel, Programme Director for the undergraduate business portfolio at the University’s Carmarthen Business School commented:

“We’re very much looking forward to working with Carmarthenshire County Council on this exciting initiative.  As a school, we are committed to a sustainable approach to business which has the potential to revitalise our communities. Through Llwybro Sir Gâr, our students will have the opportunity to work on live projects and work placements gaining vital employability skills as well as having the opportunity to make a difference to their region.

Our Business and Management programmes at Carmarthen Business School are aimed at preparing our graduates for employment in the rapidly changing twenty-first century environment.  In a changing world, we recognise that business has to adapt and become part of the solution, rather than the problem by taking responsibility for people and place. Our programmes have sustainable and ethical thinking at their core, and our learners challenge existing business models and debate business solutions for a more sustainable future.  Llwybro Sir Gâr will offer excellent opportunities for our students.”

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Speaking at the official launch of Llwybro Sir Gâr: Rethinking Carmarthenshire’s Economy Together, Carmarthenshire County Council Leader Cllr Emlyn Dole said:

“We are delighted to offer these exciting opportunities for students and businesses through Llwybro Sir Gâr. This is a project where everyone’s a winner – the students will gain valuable experience; businesses will benefit from new skills and fresh thinking; and Carmarthenshire as a whole will reap the rewards in the future.

“This is an innovative approach that fits perfectly with our transformational strategy, at a time when Carmarthenshire’s economic landscape is changing for the better. I wish them all the very best and look forward to seeing the great things they will achieve.”

Dean of Faculty of Business and Management at UWTSD, Roger Maidment, added:

“Having been part of UWTSD Carmarthen for over 25 years, I’m delighted that Carmarthen Business School is working so closely with Carmarthenshire County Council. By providing live projects for our students, business solutions and ideas can be generated to address those issues that impact on the community in which we live and study.” 

Further Information

For more information please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / Arwel.Lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk or Yvette Pellegrotti, Physical Regeneration Programme Coordinator, Carmarthenshire County Council on 01267 242429 /  ympellegrotti@carmarthenshire.gov.uk