Working Skills for Adults 2

The project is available through Torfaen County Borough Council (Lead Sponsor), Caerphilly County Borough Council, Blaenau Gwent Aneurin Leisure Trust and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

Working Skills for Adult 2 is aimed at increasing low-skilled workers earning potential in Torfaen and South East Wales. The scheme has been supported by the European Social Fund for a number of years and is currently funded until the year 2020.

Working Skills for Adults 2’s primary focus is to help individuals to progress from low-skilled work into better paid employment, develop new skills and acquire vocational qualifications that their current employer does not offer - with the ultimate goal of achieving a well-trained workforce.

Where Working Skills for Adults 2 operates

  • Torfaen County Borough Council
  • Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Blaenau Gwent Aneurin Leisure Trust
  • Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Who is it for?

Working Skills for Adults 2 is available to all residents living in Torfaen who are employed or self-employed, aged 16 and over. To secure support from the Working Skills for Adults 2 team you can only be qualified up to a level 2 qualification or below.

What can it offer you?

Working Skills for Adults 2 provides opportunities to improve the skills and the employability of local residents.

Support includes:

  • One to one support
  • A dedicated Employment Support Worker who will help you on your journey
  • We will help you identify your barriers to better paid employment and provide you techniques to succeed in getting the job role you want
  • Industry recognised training, accredited qualifications and local opportunities
  • Supported job searching, CV writing, cover letter drafting and personal presentation skills in preparation for interviews
  • Free vocational courses such as: - Food Hygiene in Catering, POVA, First Aid (CPR), CSCS, COSHH and Dementia Awareness to name but a few
  • Transferrable skills courses such as STEPS for confidence, interview skills to give you practice and Mindfulness to help you develop techniques to overcome your hurdles
  • Additional support ranges from walking groups, exercise classes to help with your physical capability and coffee mornings for informal chats about the courses.
  • Financial support with childcare*
  • Financial support with transport*

*Eligibility assessed and is not guaranteed

What makes Working Skills for Adults 2 so important?

The current job market in the UK is a competitive one, this makes finding sustainable employment much tougher for those who have been in a low skilled, low paid work for a long time. Skills need to be updated, confidence may need building and continued professional development may have been unobtainable for many reasons. Support can make a real difference to a person’s employment opportunities and we ask you to get in touch to see how we can help you.

For more information call 01633 647743 or alternatively email employability@torfaen.gov.uk

 

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Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Working Skills for Adults 2

Tel: 01633 647743

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