Growing Workers Skills
Gardener and Handyman Paul Clement has seen his essential skills
grow and confidence bloom after completing a free
Communication Using ICT (Information Communication
Technology) course in the workplace.
Paul who works for Gwalia at the Caewern and
Gorffwysfa Residential Care Homes decided to embark on this free
training in order to brush up his communication skills and to
develop his IT skills. Increasingly in life and in the workplace
having these essential skills and being able to use them is
important in the modern world.
The training was delivered through the
Regional Essential Skills for the Workforce (RES) project by the
Tutors of NPTC Group (formerly NPT College) for staff at the
This free training was funded by the South
West Wales Regional Learning Partnership’s ‘Regional
Essential Skills for the Workforce Project’ 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 Welsh Government.
Paul flourished in this nurturing learning
environment and successfully achieved an accredited Essential
Skills Wales (ESW) qualification. Paul relishes using his newly
acquired skills, now he is able to complete further online
e-learning in work, work with his wife and children on computer
based projects and search online about his hobbies and interests at
“Going on the training has enhanced every
aspect of my life; as a Secretary of a community group I can now
e-mail members with news about forthcoming group events and
activities. In work I feel more happy and confident about going
onto further e-learning courses which are required as part of my
Neath Port Talbot Council Leader Ali Thomas
said: "I congratulate Paul on his achievement and his 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.
More courses are scheduled to be run in the
county and employers and workers can contact Bethan Blackmore on
01639 898581 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
about the free training on offer.