Councillor welcomes launch of young people in work initiative


Conwy Council has launched a new project to support young people aged between 16 and 24 who are currently unemployed, not in full-time education or training in the county.

Conwy County's youngest Councillor, Aaron Wynne, aged only 21 welcomed the launch, calling the project an "innovative initiative" and a "truly needed project to empower the county's youngest people with the tools to fulfill their aspirations".

The ADTRAC project will provide young people with support and opportunities to succeed; with the purpose of helping young people into full-time employment, education or training.

The project will be led by Gr┼Áp Llandrillo Menai and delivered by Conwy County in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

The project is aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 24 in the County of Conwy, and will offer opportunities to support and develop confidence; access to training that will enable young people to reach their goals; and collaborative working with other agencies to get the best support for young people.

Aaron Wynne, a Plaid Cymru Councillor, who represents Llanrwst on Conwy Council said;

"I welcome the launch of the ADTRAC project in Conwy. It's important that young people in Conwy are offered opportunities to develop skills after they leave School.

"This truly needed project will empower the county's youngest people with the tools they need to fulfill their aspirations.

"With the economy in the north of Wales growing, the demand for a skilled workforce is on the rise. Now is the time to access support to achieve opportunities in these regional growth sectors.

"The journey into work can sometimes be difficult, especially when there are barriers which prevent young people from realising their potential. The pressures of modern society dictate young people to follow the same path from School to University and then onto employment. This path does not work for everyone. This project will offer alternative routes for young people to reach their life goals and develop the skills they need for the world of work."

If you support someone, or know someone, who would benefit from ADTRAC support, please contact the ADTRAC Team on 01492 576679 or adtrac@conwy.gov.uk