Posted: Mon 6th Jun 2016

Successful Fun Day Raises Almost £500.00

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jun 6th, 2016

The first Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) Fun Day was held at Ceredigion Training on Saturday 21 May 2016 and was a resounding success. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over 150 people turned up to see learner demonstrations and take part in the games and activities on offer, and nearly £500 was raised on the day which will go towards the HCT Learners’ Fund. The Fund has a target of £1,000 to buy a suite of iPads to support learners with their digital literacy skills. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The day was officially opened by Councillor Dai Mason, newly elected Chair of Ceredigion County Council, this being his first official duty in post. He said: “HCT’s Learning Centre in Llanbadarn is a fantastic resource for vocational learning, and we are very lucky to have the facilities here for people to train to become carpenters, farriers, hairdressers, plumbers, engineers, to name just a few of the skills that are taught at HCT. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

He adds: “It is a privilege to open the Fun Day but anyone who is interested in the courses on offer can call in anytime to the centre to speak to staff and find out more about the traineeship and apprenticeship schemes that are available here in Ceredigion.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Also in attendance was the newly appointed Mayor of Aberystwyth, Mr Brendan Somers, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn and Leader of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Hag Harris, Councillor Ray Quant and ex-Councillor Ben Davies. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The training centre was a hive of activity, with visitors taking advantage of the hair braiding, Shellac nail painting, plumbing demonstrations and table top sale, to name but a few of the activities that were available on the day. A second day is already being planned for next year, making this into an annual event. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will be an Open Evening held in HCT’s Learning Centre, Llanbadarn (near the railway crossing) from 3.30pm to 6pm on Wednesday 1 June and Wednesday 8 June, with a warm welcome extended to anyone who wants to find out more about the fully-funded vocational courses on offer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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