Specialist Wales-wide training provider, Itec, has opened its 12th permanent base in Wales with a new dedicated training facility in Cwmbran to support unemployed 16-18-year-olds in the area.

The new centre, located in the bus station on Gwent Square, is over 3,500 square foot and will provide support for up to 100 learners from Cwmbran and the surrounding areas who may otherwise be at risk of becoming one of the thousands of teenagers across Wales not in employment, education or training.

Learners at the Cwmbran centre will be able to gain new skills, earn qualifications, and explore employment opportunities in customer service, beauty, hairdressing and barbering, health and social care, motor vehicles, hospitality, business, and IT. The centre also offers one-on-one support to learners who may be struggling with their mental health through counselling and regular wellbeing workshops.

Itec has provided life-changing support to young people for 40 years and aims to get thousands of teenagers employed through the Welsh Government’s £200m Job Growth Wales+ programme in the next five years.

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