The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has urged young people who have yet to decide their career path to take advantage of the work-based learning provided by Careers Wales.
Mr. Black was speaking after having visited the ‘It’s Not Too Late’ event held at the Careers Wales facility in Swansea. The event was aimed at 16- 24 year olds, including this year’s school leavers; and the objective was to introduce young people to current opportunities available through traineeships, apprenticeships and Jobs Growth Wales.
Mr Black said:
“It was good to meet with Careers Wales staff, training providers, and the young people themselves. I was struck by the positive atmosphere, and the professionalism of both the Careers Wales staff, and the training providers.
“The eagerness of the clients who I spoke to was also very impressive.
“I was only able to stay for an hour or so, but I’m told that a total of 55 people came through the doors between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm; and that 30 of those were young people aged up to 17 years. Eight of those visiting the event were aged between 18 and 24 years old.
“Work-based learning is an invaluable tool for discovering a career path. That is why I would urge any young person who has yet to make up their mind about their next step to get in touch with Careers Wales in order to find out more about the learning, and workplace opportunities that are there for them.
“Families and friends can also play an important part by advising young people about what’s on offer. The Careers Wales website is www.careerswales.com; or call 02920 906800 from a mobile, and they’ll call back for free!”