Posted: Mon 7th Mar 2016

Pupils meet potential employers – and top referee

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 7th, 2016

Secondary school pupils across Carmarthenshire can meet potential employers – and take selfies with international rugby referee Nigel Owens at the same time. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A Careers Wales Convention is being held to give all secondary schools in Carmarthenshire the opportunity to discuss recruitment opportunities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Around 70 employers will attend the event, taking place at Parc y Scarlets on Tuesday, March 15. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The convention is being organised by Careers Wales in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council and Coleg Sir Gar, with support from the Welsh Government’s Grant Bwrw Mlaen 2015/16. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

International rugby referee Nigel Owens will also be in attendance to help promote the benefits of bilingual qualifications, in order to improve customer service in particular in the Welsh speaking communities of Carmarthenshire. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Education executive board member Cllr Gareth Jones said: “The message is to consider the language of your course when choosing your future. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“In order to improve the chances of being appointed it will help individuals to develop and to practise language skills at an early age so that the employers will be able to fulfil the requirements of the Welsh Language Standards.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Everyone will have the opportunity to meet Nigel and discuss how the language has helped him. There will also be opportunities to take selfies with him! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

* For further information regarding Project Bwrw Mlaen, contact Eurion Jones-Williams or Siân Merlys on 01267 246861. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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