Kirsty Williams joins celebration of young people gaining rural skills


The Prince’s Trust, in partnership with Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, have awarded funding for a project aimed at giving young people skills to work in the countryside sector.

The Get into Rural Skills programme is a 2 week course consisting of 12 young people aged 16-25 undertaking Brushcutter training and accreditation, general site maintenance, meet and greet customer service skills and path and wall / path preservation. Following the programme, 6 participants will work for the National Park as Park Wardens on a 3 month contract. A Get Hired Day in Libanus offered employability workshops and interview practice for course participants.

A ‘programme Final Celebration’ gave graduates the opportunity to enjoy their success.

Kirsty said:

“It was an inspiring afternoon up at the Brecon Beacons National Park visitors centre celebrating the graduates of the Get into Rural Skills course.

“It was fantastic to hear the stories of the young men who had taken part in the course and how they hoped the skills they had learnt would assist them in finding full time employment.

“It was also an honour to present the certificates alongside Dan Lydiate who had come along to show his support for the project.”

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