Our Traineeship learners from Tydfil Training were invited to attend the Senedd in Cardiff to form part of a Skills Academy Wales consortium wide visit during September. It was an excellent turn out with approximately 30-35 learners in attendance.
After going through security, everyone had the opportunity to walk around the old debating chamber building and then even sit down in the old debating chamber itself. We then had the opportunity to take part in discussions as if we all were elected Assembly Members, putting forward our individual views and then making electronic votes to ascertain a majority outcome.
We discussed if E-Cigs should be subject to the same constraints as cigarettes and be treated with equal distain. We also discussed if the voting age should be reduced to the age of 16 since many issues can affect those within this age group. People can join the armed forces at this age, they can get married, leave education and become employed.
After the debate we had the opportunity to meet and speak with Gwenda Thomas who is the elected Assembly Member for Neath and Port Talbot. This took place in the viewing gallery inside the Senedd. After lunch we returned to the viewing gallery to observe a real live plenary taking place. This was interesting to see how elected members were able to defend the work they do for Wales in answering questions put to them by other political parties in opposition such as Plaid Cymru.
Lastly, everyone had the chance to see the Pierhead building and to understand its historical significance and awesome architectural features before returning home.
We have heard reports through the grapevine, that our Learners are planning a sneaky scare for us all at Tydfil Training, by joining in with the festivities on “All Hallows’ Eve” this coming 31st October 2014.
Staff are looking forward to seeing what Ghastly Ghouls, Viscous Vampires or Weary Werewolves will be lurking around the corner – We can’t wait !!!! Watch this space to see the images coming soon!
Image courtesy of hin255 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Tydfil Training are delighted to sponsor a local young Snooker Player by the name of Daniel Williams from Merthyr Tydfil. We’d like to wish him every success for the future!
My name is Daniel Williams, I started playing snooker when I was 8 years old and I’m now 17, I’m currently studying at Merthyr College. I play in a Junior League in Cross Keys and Tredegar on Saturdays which is run by my coach Lee Walker. I play in the Welsh and English snooker events, with my best run being the quarter finals in both. I was picked to play for Wales in this years home internationals and my team finished 2nd. I play in the Merthyr Snooker League on Mondays, my first game for Saints B is this Monday and I am playing in the welsh men’s this Saturday in Brakla, Bridgend.
Many thanks for your support,
We really appreciate everything that Tydfil Training has done to help with his Sponsorship
Jan (Dan’s Stepmum)
I studied at Tydfil Training for 3 months during 2010 at your Bridgend Training Centre. While there, you afforded me the chance to complete my driving test and qualifications. Since then I’ve passed my driving test during the summer, bought a van and advertised for gardening work. I now have my own business (I’m actually turning work down this year!) and currently studying Level 3 Horticulture at Pencoed.
Many many thanks – without the opportunities offered to me through Tydfil Training, I would not be where I am now – which is great!
Martyn Pope from Bridgend