I have been delivering quite a lot of training in Wales, some of it to Workways who tackle the barriers that prevent individuals from finding employment. The project provides support with job searching, CVs, application forms, interview skills, telephone techniques and access to training. Participants are also matched with local businesses, helping them gain the vital experience needed to find long term employment.
Practitioners will use the Lifeboard to help the individuals they are supporting identify the barriers that are preventing them from getting into employment and training, but also to structure an achievable Action Plan to help them move forward.
Led by Neath Port Talbot Council in collaboration with Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and City and County of Swansea, the South West Workways project is backed with £12.6 million from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
Through this work partnerships have also managed to access funding and as a result I have been in Cardiff delivering Rickter Multi Agency Training events for individuals and smaller groups. I am currently looking forward to the next event of this type in Cardiff next week.