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A Monmouthshire County Council service, which offers support and training to help people find jobs and improve skills, is relaunching with a new look and a fresh call for residents to get in touch if they need their help. The Employment and Skills team support residents living and working in Monmouthshire by helping provide opportunities for people to improve their wellbeing, enter employment or get further education or training.

The support is delivered through a wide range of services such as:

  • Tailored 1:1 employment support for ages 16 +.
  • Accredited classroom and online work-related courses.
  • Commitment to improving apprenticeship, graduate and internship opportunities.
  • Business engagement and self-employment support.
  • Supporting young people and adults at risk of homelessness
  • Supporting young people in secondary schools to maintain education

The relaunch of the service, which includes new branding and refined offerings online, comes at a time when the challenges and impact of the pandemic are still being felt, with many people facing barriers to getting into work or being able to access other forms of training due to many support services operating differently.

As part of the relaunch, information is being shared on a bespoke Facebook page, meaning people can find all the information and support they need in one place. This will be followed by a new central website in coming weeks.   

Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing and Social Justice, Councillor Lisa Dymock said: “We’re committed to supporting our residents across the county, whether it’s young people within our schools who are on the first steps of their journey, to older residents who are seeking to upskill or change career.

“We understand the barriers that our residents face getting into work, sustaining work and we’ll be doing more in the coming months to reach out to those living in more rural locations via our Community Outreach Bus. In addition, we are looking to build relationships with our local businesses, offering business support and support to residents who would like to become self-employed.

“We want Monmouthshire to be a place where people feel supported. Provided an opportunity to improve wellbeing and access the education, employment and skills needed to thrive throughout their working life”

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