Funding to support employment and training in Wales

The Welsh Government have pledged to support everyone to find work, education or training or help to start their own business as it launched a £40 million skills and jobs fund. The package will provide:

  • more than £20 million to incentivise employers to recruit and retain 5,000 apprentices, increase the capacity of traineeship programmes and support more graduates to access work experience, work tasters and paid work placements
  • almost £9 million to help workers access retraining and find new employment, including in areas of skills demand, through ReACT and the Union Learning Fund
  • funding for traineeships, Working Wales and Communities for Work Plus will be increased to help match people to job opportunities and promote self-employment and new ways of working
  • support for a new Barriers Fund, offering up to £2,000 to support people who may not have previously considered self-employment, in particular women, young people, people from BAME communities and disabled people

For further information please visit the GOV.Wales website.

https://gov.wales/funding-support-employment-and-training-wales

Source: Business Wales

https://businesswales.gov.wales/news-and-blogs/news/funding-support-employment-and-training-wales

Posted on: Wednesday 29th July 2020