Llwyddo’n Lleol is an innovative scheme to help young people in North West Wales move up the career ladder and succeed within their communities. The project is in partnership with Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire Councils, with Gwynedd Council acting as lead body. The project works with young people aged 11 to 19 years old living in Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire.
The main aim of the programme is to encourage young people to develop the skills and confidence needed to be enterprising both in employment and self-employment, and critically, to do this within their own communities. The project will:
- Increase the confidence of young people in their communities and the future they can offer
- Increase the awareness of young people regarding the growth sectors in their areas, and the opportunities for employment and self-employment that those sectors offer
- Nurturing a can-do attitude mindset amongst young people and encourage our young generation to see self-employment and venture creation as a viable, exciting career choice
- Develop enterprising skills amongst young people
A number of activities are offered under the programme:
Idea Generation Sessions and the Llwyddo’n Lleol Bursary
The Idea Generation Sessions provide an opportunity for young people to set-up their own small business. Advice and support will be available to help young people identify a business idea, and to develop a business plan that would enable them to apply for the Llwyddo’n Lleol Bursary. A bursary of up to £1,000 is offered to help young people to contribute to some of the start-up costs of the business. This activity will be accredited to a Level 1 qualification.
The Entrepreneurship Modules are a series of units, that are accredited to a Level 2. The Modules provide an opportunity for young people to develop their knowledge of entrepreneurship, and to develop key enterprise skills.
Sector Specific Events
A series of Sector Specific Events will be held to promote the growth sectors in Gwynedd. The aim of the events are to raise awareness of the employment and self-employment opportunities that the growth sectors below offer young people:
- Green Economy
- Creative Industries
- Outdoor Activities
- Social Enterprises
For more information, contact Bethan Eluned Jones, Llwyddo’n Lleol Co-ordinator on email@example.com or 01286 679674.
This project has been made possible by the EU’s Convergence European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.