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Welsh Government minister visits youth project

Image representing Welsh Government minister visits youth project
23rd July 2018 

Image from welsh ministers visit to Llandrindod high schoolA Welsh Government minister was in Llandrindod Wells last week to learn about a youth service provision that is available in high schools across Powys.

Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language, visited Llandrindod High School on Monday, July 16 to learn about the Cynnydd project.

The project aims to help young people progress further in education and training and, by doing so, to improve their future job and career prospects.

During her visit to the high school, Ms Morgan met two young people - AJ and Cari - who are being supported by the Cynnydd project.

The project is being delivered by Powys County Council's Youth Intervention Service in partnership with Careers Wales and has been supported by the European Social Fund and Families First funding through the Welsh Government.

Cllr Rachel Powell, Powys County Council's Cabinet Member for Youth Services, said: "I'm delighted that the Minister was able to take the time to visit how we are delivering the Cynnydd project in Powys and speak to young people first hand during her visit.

"This project gives us the opportunity to of investing in our young people's future and enhance their confidence and skills. It is vital our young people have equal opportunities to succeed and to enable them to move on successfully into young adulthood.

"The youth service team are working closely with Careers Wales to offer young people personal support and the chance to gain employability skills and experience."

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