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NPTC Group of Colleges is delighted to welcome the Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James to Neath College to officially congratulate construction apprentices from the CYFLE Shared Apprentice Scheme.The scheme which provides apprentices with training up to level 3, across a range of different employers has proved to be enormously successful with a significant take up in a number of craft areas including Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Plastering, Plumbing and Electrical.

The scheme which provides apprentices with training up to level 3, across a range of different employers has proved to be enormously successful with a significant take up in a number of craft areas including Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Plastering, Plumbing and Electrical.Apprentices participating in the scheme benefit from excellent employer support and receive quality off the job training at NPTC Group of Colleges.

Apprentices participating in the scheme benefit from excellent employer support and receive quality off the job training at NPTC Group of Colleges.The Shared Apprenticeship is now being extended to incorporate a Technical and Professional route as a result of employer demand for a number of skilled professional personnel including; Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Civil Engineers.

The Shared Apprenticeship is now being extended to incorporate a Technical and Professional route as a result of employer demand for a number of skilled professional personnel including; Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Civil Engineers.The first cohort is scheduled to start at the College in September 2017 and will play a pivotal part in the exciting Built Environment projects which are projected to develop the Swansea Bay region in the forthcoming years.

The first cohort is scheduled to start at the College in September 2017 and will play a pivotal part in the exciting Built Environment projects which are projected to develop the Swansea Bay region in the forthcoming years.The Shared Apprenticeship Scheme clearly demonstrates that the partnership that exists between NPTC Group of Colleges, Swansea Bay Construction Support Group, CYFLE and CITB is a successful and sustainable model that suitably equips young people for a rewarding career in construction.

The Shared Apprenticeship Scheme clearly demonstrates that the partnership that exists between NPTC Group of Colleges, Swansea Bay Construction Support Group, CYFLE and CITB is a successful and sustainable model that suitably equips young people for a rewarding career in construction.Speaking ahead of the visit, the Minister said: “Apprenticeships are a proven route to sustainable employment and prosperity and this Government has made a commitment to work with businesses and training providers to deliver a minimum of 100,000 high quality all age apprenticeships during this Assembly term.

Speaking ahead of the visit, the Minister said: “Apprenticeships are a proven route to sustainable employment and prosperity and this Government has made a commitment to work with businesses and training providers to deliver a minimum of 100,000 high quality all age apprenticeships during this Assembly term.

“To ensure Wales has the right skills at the right levels to meet current and future economic needs we have prioritised a number of sectors and construction is one of our key areas.

“In terms of our policy priorities, the CYFLE Shared Apprenticeship Project is an exemplar of good practice and I am looking forward to meeting with those who are helping to deliver the project as well as those who have directly benefitted from it.”