New Skills Centre in Aberdare welcomes local MP

Cynon Valley MP Beth Winter visited ACT Training’s new facilities in Aberdare’s Canon Street yesterday.

ACT says Ms Winter took a tour of the accessible centre, spent time with both staff and learners, and heard how all learners are offered a pathway to employment or further study.

Beth Winter MP at the ACT Training Centre

Beth Winter MP said: “It was lovely to spend some time in the brilliant new ACT training centre in Aberdare.

“It’s vital we have a variety of opportunities and skills pathways for young people in our communities and I came away feeling inspired by the passion of staff and the enthusiasm of learners.”

ACT was previously located in Victoria Square but they say the new Canon Street centre offers a bigger space for learners, in a more prominent location, with the capacity for up to 100 learners. In Aberdare, ACT offers support and training opportunities to 16–18-year-olds looking to join the world of work. Learners can complete a traineeship in hairdressing, childcare, business services and more. They are also given advice and guidance on writing CVs, interview techniques and other tips to land their dream job.


By Brad Williams

Winner of 'Outstanding Contribution to New Media' at the Rhondda Cynon Taf Youth Engagement Awards 2019.

News presenter at GTFM radio station, Pontypridd.

Brad has interviewed:
- First Minister, Mark Drakeford MS
- Health Minister, Vaughan Gething MS
- Cynon Valley MS, Vikki Howells
- Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Cllr Andrew Morgan
- RCT Council Cabinet Member for Heritage, Leisure & Environment, Cllr Ann Crimmings
- Author, Maria Grace
- Author, Communicator of Science & Local Tutor, Mark Brake
- ITV Wales News presenter, Andrea Byrne

Brad has been featured several times on WalesOnline and has been a guest on BBC Radio Wales, more recently joining presenter Wynne Evans on his show, talking all things Cynon Valley.

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