A Gower College Swansea apprenticeship student, Ryan Williams, has been chosen as one of 12 apprenticeship ambassadors to inspire others to use their Welsh language skills at their apprenticeship workplaces.
The National Training Federation Wales (NTfW) and Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Ambassadors represent a variety of occupational sectors, including Welsh Government’s priority sectors for Welsh and bilingual apprenticeships – health and social care, early years, construction and agriculture.
The project, which is funded by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, recently held virtual training sessions where the ambassadors listened to inspirational speakers. Ryan’s role as an ambassador will involve him creating social media posts and sharing his experiences. He will also have a chance to write blogs, film vlogs and contribute to discussions on radio and television.
Ryan studies Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care Level 4 and has an apprenticeship at Gellinudd Recovery Centre.
“Since becoming an ambassador I have greater networking opportunities for me and my employer. I have the opportunity to continue with the use of the Welsh language and encourage others to do the same. It feels good encouraging others to access apprenticeship learning” Ryan said.
Emma Howells, Ryan’s Health and Social Care Tutor/Assessor added “This opportunity means he’s gaining valuable experience of coaching and mentoring others, which in turn will support him in his role as a charge nurse.
“It will also provide him with the opportunity to promote the use of the Welsh language with other prospective students.”
To follow the ambassadors’ updates visit Dy Ddyfodol Di page on Instagram and follow the hashtag #WelshAtWork on Twitter and Instagram.