Adults

Diane Parry

Careers Wales provides an all-age, impartial and free service, offering information, advice and guidance to adults looking for support as they consider their career options.

A fragile economy has placed pressures on employers in both the public and private sectors and over the last few years we have seen many more adults facing redundancy and in need of our help and advice with employment and re-training options.

During 2011/12 almost 80,000 adults received personal guidance interviews

Since April 2010, through a collaborative approach across the five Careers Companies working in the Convergence area, we have been implementing a project funded via a £2.2million award from the European Social Fund. The Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) Project is match funded by the Careers Wales Companies with an additional £1.4m of funding. The purpose of the project is to increase the number of economically inactive/unemployed participants accessing careers information, advice and guidance. This will indirectly help to secure higher levels of participation in the labour market, and raise the levels of employment and economic activity in Wales.

The four and a half year project provides support for adults who are affected by the economic down turn through redundancy or unemployment. The CIAG project actively works with the ReAct project ensuring that all participants have their training needs assessed and their application endorsed. A recent interim evaluation report prepared by BMG (Oct 12) states that to date, 35% of the participants in this project have gone back into employment, either part time or full time with a further 7% returning to learning.

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