Workers Celebrate Training Success
People in work across the County Borough can
benefit from free training to boost their job prospects, careers
and personal development.
Staff from Neath Port Talbot Council’s
Lifelong Learning Service have been amongst the first to complete
and achieve an Essential Skills Wales (ESW) qualification in
The Learners from the local authority’s
Community Development & Projects Section, Neath Port Talbot
Adult Learning Network Team, Skills & Training Team and local
employer Tomms Care Ltd undertook the free training at the
Sandfields Community Education Centre in Port Talbot.
The training was delivered through the
Regional Essential Skills project by Tutors from project partner
Neath Port Talbot College.
The aim of the course is to enable is to
enable individuals to grow and develop their essential skills and
in turn fully engage and participate in work and life as well as
boosting their confidence to take on more challenging work roles,
tasks and training.
This free training was funded by the South
West Wales Regional Learning Partnership’s ‘Regional Essential
Skills for the Workforce Project’ from a £847,000 pot brought into
the County Borough by the Neath Port Talbot Adult Learning Network.
The project is part funded by the Convergence European Social Fund
Programme for West Wales & the Valleys 2007- 2013 through the
Neath Port Talbot Council Leader Ali Thomas
said: “I congratulate the staff for their achievement and their
eagerness to learn new skills. I would encourage everyone who
qualifies for this free training to participate because it benefits
your work and life prospects.”
To access this free training an individual has
to be employed or self employed and can be working on a full-time
or part-time basis, even if it is for a half hour per week. This
training can help improve individual’s job prospects, help them to
help their children with homework as well as enable them to gain a
More courses are scheduled for workers in the
county for more information about the free training on offer
contact Bethan Blackmore on (01639) 898581 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org