The Redundancy Action Scheme II ( ReAct II) is a programme of
funding for training provided by the Welsh Assembly Government for people
living in Wales who are facing redundancy. The scheme can also help Employers
who are downsizing their business or are recruiting staff. This section advises
on how the ReAct II scheme can help you if you are facing redundancy or have
been recently made redundant
We can give you a training award of up to £1,500 to help you get the
skills you need to land a job. You can train while you are job hunting or you
can go on courses to get the skills you need even if you plan to become self
Who is eligible?
Support under the ReAct II scheme is available for individuals who:
- have become unemployed in the last six months as a result of
redundancy, are currently unemployed, and who have not been in continuous
employment for 6 weeks or more since being made redundant; or
- are currently under notice of redundancy; and
- have not undertaken any publicly funded training since being made
redundant, including the work-based learning suite of programmes.
What is available?
There are 3 elements to ReAct II:
- Recruitment & Training Support
- Discretionary Award - Vocational Training
- Discretionary Award - Extra Support.
Support is available for eligible applicants to increase their skills
and remove barriers to learning, or returning to work. In order to ensure that
this training provides the best possible chance of finding new employment, all
applicants will need to have their training needs assessed by Careers Wales.
Careers Wales will also advise on suitable training courses and training
Under this part of the scheme the following financial support is
- 100 per cent of training costs to acquire new skills (up to a
maximum of £1,500);
- help with the cost of special equipment to remove barriers to
- help towards the cost of travelling to training courses;
- overnight accommodation costs, where appropriate;
- a contribution towards childcare costs whilst training (subject to
limits and conditions).
Find out more
You can get more information on ReAct from the ReAct Team in Swansea,
from your local Careers Wales office or from Learning and Careers Advice on
0800 100 900.
Contact Siw Owen on 08445 460 460 or e-mail email@example.com
What is Y Dyfodol?
This project is
aimed at working with private sector companies in Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire
and Gwynedd to deliver a range of accredited qualifications and short courses.
focuses on targeted industries which the Welsh Assembly Government has
highlighted a priority area. The project is flexible, which presents an excellent
opportunity to respond to the needs of the local labour market.
How does it work?
project (European Social Fund) provides training opportunities for employees
across a broad range of industries, at a heavily subsidised rate.
You can select a minimum of two courses as well as
an NVQ, however you cannot select an NVQ only.
How much does it cost?
For an upfront payment of £50 per
person, your employees could undertake a selection of courses listed above. The
programmes will be delivered either in workplace or at one of the Coleg Menai
are the benefits to employers?
- Opportunity for employees to develop skills whilst in work to help develop theoretical and practical
- Employees are given the opportunity to work and learn at the same time,
so there doesn't have to be a choice between the two, ensuring participants get
the skills they require
- Equips the workforce with skills they require to enrich their
organisations and to have positive impact on the business
- Ensuring that participants have the skills for increased competitiveness
in the labour market
- Delivers increased flexibility and responsiveness to employers
What to do next?
One of the Linc Menai team will contact
you to ideally arrange to visit you for
a short meeting. This will enable us to fulfil the project brief and carry out
a Training Needs Analysis so as to establish what training your employees will
require. Once this has been determined
your employees can access a suite of courses for the one fee of £50.
Give the team a call on 08445
As part of the Rural Development Plan for Wales
2007-2013, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union, the
Supply Chain Efficiencies scheme provides up to 100% subsidy for Research,
Development and Training services for primary producers and food collaborations
within the region.
The aim of this project is to increase the level of
innovation along the food chain in Wales in order to add value to Welsh produce.
In order to achieve this aim, primary producers who wish
to diversify will be provided with:
- Guidance on new product development
- Research and development
- Technical advice
- Training and mentoring
- Opoorotunities to work in collaboration with food processeor
Contact Paul Roberts on 01248 383 345 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Coleg Menai and IT Tallaght have built a unique capacity to support businesses and entrepreneurs to develop new products.
If you have a new and innovative project that could increase the sustainability of the welsh economy or create new job opportunities for the workforce of Wales, you could receive up to £30,000 worth of expertise and equipment support from Coleg Menai or our Irish partners at IT Tallaght.
The project will provide direct and practical CAM assistance to participating businesses, delivering services on a variety of aspects related to moving a design concept forward through all stages into becoming a viable and marketable product.
For more information, please contact Siw Owen or Paul Roberts on 08445 460 460 or e-mail email@example.com