This contract and programme came to an end in March 2014.
Businesses and charities across Neath Port Talbot and Swansea were given an opportunity to identify and address skills issues in the workplace, such as literacy, communication, numeracy and ICT, thanks to the Essential Skills in the Workplace programme.
Funded by the Welsh Government through the European Social Fund, the programme was free of charge for employers to access.
Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting offered employers the opportunity for experienced tutors to come into their businesses and deliver Level 2 Essential Skills Wales qualifications, equivalent to GCSE grade A*-C.
The sessions were run flexibly to suit the requirements of the individual business, such as one 2 hour session per week or more intensively. Sessions for individual members of staff was also arranged to benefit smaller businesses.
Ian Whitehead-Ross, Managing Director, said “Investing in the skills of staff helps to improve staff morale, increase productivity and motivation, and lower staff turnover. Training is a commitment towards developing the skills of staff, and this programme is completely free of charge for businesses to access.”