Empowering Futures, Transforming Communities

About the Project

Education Elevated, Community Celebrated: Funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the Skills Ranger Scheme aimed to empower individuals and transform communities in the Afan Valley. Led by NPTC Group of Colleges, in collaboration with Wildfox Resorts Ltd, Neath Port Talbot Council, and NPT Voluntary Service, this initiative is aimed to address the need for employer-ready skills training and support the strategic economic growth plans of the local authority.

Linking Learning and Career Pathways: The project has been working towards forging strong partnerships between the College, schools, community groups, voluntary organisations, and businesses. By integrating education opportunities and creating a network of employment opportunities and apprenticeships, the Skills Ranger Scheme is paving the way for new career pathways in Wildfox Resorts Ltd and other local and regional employment opportunities.

Inclusivity and Accessibility: With a focus on community engagement, the Skills Ranger Scheme has utilised community centres and local venues as hubs for project activities. By fostering inclusivity and accessibility, the project ensures that individuals of all ages in the Afan Valley and surrounding areas can join the College in building futures through a ranger of different engagement events and opportunities.

Engagement Events: The initial engagement events in the Afan Valley were a resounding success, with enthusiastic participation from the community. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the project and explore educational opportunities offered by NPTC Group of Colleges.

  • Free Family Fun Day: Croeserw Enterprise Centre
  • Engagement Event: Cwmafan Community Centre
  • Engagement Event: Noddfa Community Centre, Glyncorrwg

Croeserw Community Fun Day Press Release

Building Futures Together

Going forward the aims for the project are to continue engagement in the area with more events; and partnerships with local businesses and education providers and working towards putting on taster sessions and classes in the area.

The planned launch of the Wildfox resort in the Afan Valley will breathe new life into the area and bring hundreds of jobs to the local communities. In addition to the initial construction jobs, there will be a wealth of employment opportunities across the hospitality and catering industry. Proposed onsite sport and pampering facilities will lead to jobs in personal training as well as hairdressing and beauty therapy. The College has a huge range of practical courses and is committed to ensuring and developing the employability of the local workforce.

Funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, the Skill Ranger Scheme has received £260,777 to support its mission of empowering individuals and transforming communities.

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