Monday, September 25, 2017

Check out the construction project that’s benefiting young people in Wrexham

Young people who have are not in employment, training or education are able to take part in a “Get into Construction” training programme organised with the Prince’s Trust and the North Wales Construction Framework.

In Wrexham one such young man to have taken part is Christian Davies from Acton who has now secured full time employment with contractor Wynne Construction at the new £4.5 million Arts and Market facility in the town centre.

He recently attended an award presentation in Wrexham where he received his certificate.

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After the event Christian said:

“This scheme has worked out brilliantly for me. I was on benefits before and found out about the scheme through the Job Centre. We had a mix of classroom learning and on-site work during the course. It’s been really interesting and good fun along the way and I’ve managed to come out of it with full time work so I couldn’t have asked for more. It’s been great seeing everyone again today. We all had to do a short presentation which was a bit nerve racking.

(Christian Davies, Thomas Morris Jonathon Rowe, Alleisha Carey, Gavin Ansonia, James Newnes with Cllr Phil Wynn)

Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education was present to congratulate all those involved. he said:

“It was a pleasure to see and hear of the successes of this project and it is always great to hear how our young people are getting on once they leave school and enter the world of training or employment. I am very supportive of the Framework and hope it goes from strength to strength.”

The opportunities are available thanks to the “North Wales Construction Framework” which was recently praised by industry leaders. Created in 2014 it has provided a cost effective means to secure contractors to build new schools and other public sector buildings as well as delivering benefits for local sub-contracting businesses and communities.

“29 permanent new jobs created”

Benefits to the North Wales economy include more than 7,800 hours of work experience, 29 permanent new jobs created for unemployed people, 8,800 pupils involved in engagement events and 30 work placements for individuals not in employment, education or training secured in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.

The Framework is hosted by Denbighshire County Council.

You can find out more about this training project at your local Job Centre.

Derbyniwch newyddion a gwybodaeth gan Gyngor Wrecsam yn syth bin drwy Fy Niweddariadau.

Source: https://news.wrexham.gov.uk/cymrwch-gipolwg-ar-y-prosiect-adeiladu-sydd-o-fudd-i-bobl-ifanc-yn-wrecsam/ (Thu Aug 31st 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

Let's Get Digital, Digital!

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All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week.

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No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service.

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The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will include information stalls, seminars and workshops with activities available to suit a variety of ages and capabilities.

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The day will also provide an opportunity for people to enrol on a wide variety of Adult Community Learning courses including courses for help people gain skills they need to get back into work, exciting courses from crafts to computers and as well as accessible learning opportunities for adults with additional needs.

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Workshops in the festival include an ‘Appy hour' for all those confused by just what their smartphone or tablet can do, Minecraft club for children to build and explore their own world in a safe, offline environment, a local ancestry and family history workshop with Glamorgan Family History Society, a social media seminar, 3D printing demonstration, digital garden design and much more.

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Visitors to the library will also be able to find out about the latest cutting edge photography equipment available, learn about the latest virtual reality technology to help people gain an understanding of what it is like to suffer from dementia and lots of information about the activities and resources on offer in Cardiff Libraries.

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Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Digifest is a great initiative by Cardiff Libraries and Adult Community Learning to help people find out more about every day technology, how to get the best out of it and how to enjoy using it. There's a packed schedule of innovative activities running throughout the day for real novices to those who already embrace technology in their lives but want to learn more.

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Let's get digital, digital! ; All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week. ; No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service. ; The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will in...

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