Jade Jones has the skills she needs - but most of us think school leavers are not equipped for success, despite strong A-level performances.
A-level results show that the overall pass rate has improved slightly but there has been another fall in those achieving top grades.
Jobcentre workers are striking across Wales today over their conditions.
– DAVID JONES, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WALES
The Government is acutely aware of the problems some young people are continuing to experience when looking for their first job, and are being realistic about the scale of the challenge. The latest unemployment figures have shown a decrease in levels of youth unemployment; however, the number of young people currently out of work in Wales remains too high.
The range of support available to help support young people into work is extensive and varied, and this summit provides the perfect platform and audience to help get that message across.
The First Minister and Welsh Secretary David Jones will today highlight what more they feel can be done to get young people into employment.
At the first Jobs Summit for Wales, a number of businesses and organisations from across Wales have been invited to discuss how to offer more work experience, internships and apprenticeship opportunities for young people.
Recent figures show that the number of people between the age of 16-24 who weren't employed in Wales between October 2011 and September 2012 stood at 51,000. This has stayed roughly the same since 2009.
– Martin Brown, Work Services Director for Jobcentre Plus in Wales
The biggest issue for many young people in Wales is a lack of practical on-the-job experience, which counts for a lot when trying to impress a potential employer.
We're giving employers real incentive to give young people in Wales a job, and a payment of £2,275 is available to them for every 18-24 year-old they take on, who has been out of work for six months or more.
A charity is calling on more businesses in Wales to donate time, money and expertise to give young people the skills and knowledge they need to get a job. Young Enterprise wants firms to go into schools to teach pupils how to become more employable.
Ardagh Group worker Graham Lewis says the company's Merthyr Tydfil employees are 'still in shock' following the announcement that the plant there is to close, with the loss of almost 150 jobs.
One hundred and forty six jobs will be lost as packaging company Ardagh Group announce that they will close their Merthyr Tydfil plant.
In May, the Luxembourg-based firm entered a consultation period with the workforce at the Merthyr Tydfil plant over proposals to close the branch as part of a strategic review of its UK operations.
Today, the company has confirmed that the consultation process has ended, and that the plant will close.
– Ardagh Group spokesperson
We have concluded discussions on the counter proposals offered by both union (Unite) and non-union representatives with the outcome that the counter proposals have been declined. We have also held discussions with the Welsh Government to consider ways of maintaining production at the plant, but a satisfactory long term solution could not be found
As stated at the time of the original announcement, Ardagh Group will do everything it can to identify relocation opportunities at other Ardagh locations for the 146 affected employees.
There has been joy and disappointment at schools across Wales as A level students got their exam results.
There was a slight increase in the overall pass rate - for another year, but a fall in the numbers getting the top A grades. And more worryingly, Welsh students are still doing less well than their opposite numbers in England.
Joanna Simpson reports.
Higher Education Wales warn application levels are high but still expect places through clearing.
A-level results published today reveal the overall pass rate for students in Wales has improved again slightly this year - but there has been another fall in the percentage of pupils achieving top grades.
97.6% of entries resulted in a pass at grades A* - E - up 0.4% from last year. But those scoring at least an A-grade has fallen by 0.3% and the percentage of pupils gaining A* is also down by 0.3%
The figures also reveal Wales is still behind the rest of the UK.
- 97.6% of A-level entries resulted in a pass (A* - E) - up 0.4% from 2011
- 75% of A-level entries resulted in a pass at grade C or above - up 0.9%
- Almost half (49.9%) resulted in a pass at A* - B - up 0.7%
- 23.6% scored A or A* - down 0.3%
- 6% resulted in a pass at A* - down 0.3%
Meanwhile 8,259 students have achieved the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma this year - an increase of 1,311 (18.8%) compared to last year.
You can see the full breakdown of results here.