Mohammad Asghar AM today praised the work done by Careers Wales to support people of all ages to get jobs.
Although Careers Wales has been helping people learn new skills and supporting people to make effective decisions about their future careers they have recently been given funding to extend the work they do to ensure that more people benefit from this type of support.
The new initiative to ensure over 40,000 people are supported to gain employment across Wales is a positive move after so many people have struggled to find suitable long term employment especially in smaller towns and villages.
Mohammad Asghar said:
“I have always believed that a person should have a backup plan.”
“I am a huge believer that vocational skills and apprenticeships are of equal importance compared to academic qualifications and I am delighted that Careers Wales is doing so much across Wales to ensure that more people are being given the best support, guidance and skills to be fully equipped with the right tools to succeed.”
“It is excellent news that Careers Wales has been given funding to ensure that the excellent work they do is replicated to more people across Wales. Skills shortages is an issue that is raised with me when I meet with businesses across the South Wales East region.”
“However, more needs to be done by the Welsh Government to attract new skilled jobs into Wales.”
“Many young people look across the border for work after finishing in education simply because there are more opportunities outside of Wales which has caused various issues for the employment sector.”
“More needs to be done to make Wales the most attractive destination for businesses to start up or expand.”
“The Conservative Government at Westminster recently announced further reductions to business rates in England, as well as abolishing the Severn Bridge tolls. With more opportunities being created by the Westminster Government the Welsh Government needs to grasp the opportunities they are being given to create a strong economy.”