As the coalfield communities are some of the most deprived in the UK, it stands to reason that these areas often suffer from a shortage of skills, often leading to high levels of unemployment or low paid jobs.
At the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, we work with partners and businesses to identify opportunities and redirect resource where it matters most.
Giving people the chance to learn new skills can change their outlook, benefitting them, their friends and family. For more information about how we work with partners to create programmes to offer training and skills development, please read more from the tiles below.
The REGEN School is building and developing strong and sustainable social businesses. In partnership with Bridgend CBC, we equip leaders with the skills and confidence to develop and grow new enterprises and provide peer and mentor support to individuals who are leading on community asset and service transfers.