Wales’ leading training provider, ACT Training has opened a new skills centre in Caerphilly town centre, to give local unemployed youths a new resource to help them succeed. Located on Market Street (formerly the Bluebell pub) the centre, which opened 20th May, will offer young people, specifically 16-18 year-olds, a range of Traineeship programmes designed to kick start their careers.
The launch which was attended by Caerphilly AM Hefin David and ACT Skills Ambassador Jonathan Davies, welcomed staff and learners to the new venue, which offers a variety of meeting, classroom and training rooms in a modern learning environment.
ACT founder and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Cooksley, MBE commented: “ACT are fully committed to supporting young people fulfil their career potential and our new Caerphilly centre will do just that. As well as providing fantastic training and connecting our learners with local employers, it’s also about helping our young people become happier and more engaged citizens.”
Despite the latest Welsh Government statistics indicating that youth unemployment in Wales is on the decline, there are still 9,800 16-18 year olds who are not in education, training or employment (NEET).
In order to prevent young people becoming NEET, ACT offers school leavers a helping hand progressing from education to the workplace via a Traineeship programme, which prepares 16-18 year olds for the world of work.
Learners at the new ACT Caerphilly Skills Centre can expect to receive top employability training, high quality work placement opportunities and many other benefits, including fully-funded day trips. Learners will also have access to an in-house Counsellor, Opportunities Advisors and Attendance and Wellbeing Officers – all of whom are there to ensure learners make the most of their time at ACT and help guarantee their future success.