A £1.2m EU-backed project to improve the skills and job prospects of people from ethnic minority and migrant communities has been announced by Welsh Labour’s Finance Secretary, Mark Drakeford.
The Achieving Change through Employment (ACE) project will be supported by £950,000 of EU funds and delivered by the charity, Sova Cymru, over the next three years.
Around 400 people in North, West Wales and the South Wales valleys will benefit from training programmes and opportunities to achieve qualifications and take part in work experience or volunteering.
The ACE project will improve literacy, numeracy and personal skills particularly among people affected by long-term unemployment, low skills, disabilities, and care or childcare responsibilities through one-to-one mentoring and support provided by volunteers recruited and trained from local communities. Specialist support with job-seeking and assistance with transport will also be provided through the scheme. ACE will help more than 100 people into employment, generate around 180 new qualifications, and create almost 100 work experience and volunteering opportunities.