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MP pays visit
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MP pays visit to Work Programme Offices
Delivering on behalf of Working Links, Pembrokeshire College has developed a proven track record in securing job starts for its customers since winning the contract in 2011/12 and now delivers across Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.
To date over 1100 people across the two counties have benefited from the advice and guidance offered by Pembrokeshire College in delivery of the government's Welfare to Work Programme with 400 people securing employment.
Mark Williams, Liberal Democrat MP for Ceredigion, visited the College's work programme centre in Aberystwyth on Friday 2 August and spent almost two hours at the centre finding out about how the programme is benefitting local people.
Whilst at the centre Mr Williams also witnessed a confidence building session with a group of 18-24 year olds and found out about the range of other services being offered by the centre including those for people with a range of health issues that are impacting on their ability to find employment.
Following his visit, Mark Williams MP, commented: "It is good to see Working Links operating here in Aberystwyth and to see first-hand the tailor-made and individualised approach to assisting people to find employment.
"Whilst historically unemployment is low in Ceredigion, there is still a need to ensure that everyone has access to the support they are entitled to, to help them get back into work."
As well as one-to-one interviews, confidence building and health sessions, the Work Programme also supports customers to complete qualifications such as basic food hygiene and first aid to enhance their CVs and increase their prospects of finding suitable and sustainable employment.
To find out more about the Work Programme, contact Pembrokeshire College on 01437 753 000.