Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Dolgellau are our first Further Education College who are trail blazing their way forward in integrating the Touch Trust into their Independent Living Skills programme which is designed for young people who need support in building up confidence and in developing essential skills in order to prepare themselves for vocational areas and for work.
The Dolgellau Campus offers a full range of academic and vocational courses to students after they complete their GCSEs in school, and includes the Meirionnydd sixth, with its modern, refurbished teaching facilities. Basic skills, vocational sessions and work experience are key elements of every course at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and provide the framework to guide the learners towards their future pathways.
We are very proud and absolutely thrilled with this partnership. Eleri Davies, the Independent Living Skills Tutor and Course Co-ordinator along with her three colleagues Morfudd Richards, Jo Jones and Cerys Thomas have just completed their intensive training:
They have transformed a classroom into a session room beautifully with coloured fabrics, fairy lights and their own fabulous energy which in the first week attracted other students wanting to know what the ‘new classroom’ was all about!
They are the first Further Education college to implement the programme and are anticipating super positive benefits for all.
And are the first to lead sessions completely through the medium of the heavenly Welsh language.
Well done ladies, you were brilliant!