The College Ystrad Mynach has launched a commercial training scheme to boost the skills of employees across the south Wales valleys.
The scheme allows businesses to invest in their staff by providing the opportunity to enrol on to courses that will enhance their skills and expertise in the workplace.
It has already attracted interest from large companies in South Wales, including Daniel Contractors, a construction firm ranked high on the list of the top 100 construction companies in the UK, and Disability Wales, a not-for-profit campaigning organisation championing the rights of disabled people.
The training has been very well received by employers, who have consistently provided positive evaluations.
Available courses include management and customer service, health and safety, IT, care, electrical and/or gas, literacy and numeracy and various NVQs.
Dianne Turner, Commercial Manager for The College Ystrad Mynach, said:
“We are delighted to launch a scheme aimed at developing businesses across Wales. We’ve had fantastic feedback from all clients involved in the training and we put that down to the professionalism of our staff, their specialist knowledge and the support they provide to clients.”
Rhyan Berrigan, Policy Officer for Access and Transport at Disability Wales, currently studying for an NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Management, said:
“I enrolled on the course to improve my promotion prospects. Studying for the NVQ was fun and I have learned a lot of useful skills, which was very valuable in my role.
“I am managing a project team and the course have given me the chance to reflect on my current performance and provided me with the opportunity to improve my management skills and self-confidence.”
Pam Chase, also studying for an NVQ with The College Ystrad Mynach, from Daniel Contractors, said:
“I’m studying for an NVQ Level Three in Business Administration, and I can already feel the benefits in my work.
“I’m looking to build my CV and this course – along with the other courses I have undertaken – has provided me with the skills to improve in my role.
“I’m consistently working with customers, as the face of the company, and the course has helped me to improve my approach to answering their enquires.”
Bryn Davies, Principal of The College Ystrad Mynach, said:
“I’m delighted to announce our new commercial training scheme, underlining our commitment to improving businesses in Wales.
“We pride ourselves in preparing students for the workplace when they leave college, but also providing the best possible training for those already in work and looking to develop their skills further.”