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  1. Hospitality Training Programme at EVI

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    Cymraeg

    We are delighted to be working in partnership with Communities for Work Plus and Adult Learning Wales to deliver our free bespoke Hospitality Training Programme, designed to support you to gain the necessary skills for employment within the hospitality sector.

    Whether you are planning to renew your basic skills, looking for a career change, or hoping to start a career in hospitality then this is the programme for you.

    Our training will be held face-to-face at EVI in a welcoming and relaxed environment. The bespoke accredited training covers all aspects of working within the hospitality sector and includes;

    – Food Safety

    – Customer Service

    – Health & Safety

    – COSHH

    – Manual Handling

    – Fire Safety

    – First Aid

    The Hospitality Training Programme also includes Informal Bar Training and Barista Training to add to this very exciting opportunity. This training opportunity is funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund* and is free of charge to people living in Blaenau Gwent.

    If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact sian@evi.cymru or sam@evi.cymru or ring Sian or Sam on 01495 708022


    *The  UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fundprospectus

  2. Children’s Laureate Wales Visits EVI

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    On Thursday 19th May, we invited Connor Allen, Children’s Laureate Wales 2021– 2023, to run two free poetry workshops at EVI for the local pupils of All Saints RC Primary School.

    Connor’s priority as Children’s Laureate Wales is to empower children and young people to tell their own unique stories through poetry. The children were introduced to poetry by using a variety of objects in our main hall, helping them realise that poetry can be about anything they like!

    They then wrote ‘I am’ poems using their favourite season, place, smell, game, toy and person to start as the basis of a poem. Pupils also used an acrostic poetry technique to describe themselves using the letters in their names.

    Outcome

    Children involved said they would take away feelings of “confidence” and “how cool they are”, a sense that “I am unique” and “never to give up”, all they had learnt about “acrostic poetry”… and how “delicious” the squash was!!

    A huge thank you to Connor for leading such a brilliant and engaging session, and to all the talented young children from All Saint’s RC Primary School for getting involved and sharing their fantastic imaginations with us! You can read more about the Children’s Laureate role here.

    Further Information

    We’re hoping to hold more sessions like this in the future. If you are an artist looking to run a session for young people, or a school teacher/ youth worker looking for a space to hold a workshop, get in touch with tom@promo.cymru or ring 01495 70 8022.

    This session was funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*


    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

  3. Adborth Gwych o’n Hyfforddiant Cyfryngau Cymdeithasol

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    Cynhaliodd EVI sesiwn hyfforddi cyfryngau cymdeithasol ar-lein am ddim i fusnesau a sefydliadau trydydd sector Blaenau Gwent yn ddiweddar. Roedd y sesiwn llawn gwybodaeth yma, cyflwynir gan ProMo-Cymru, arbenigwyr y diwydiant, yn datblygu sgiliau cyfryngau cymdeithasol i helpu denu mwy o sylw i’w gwasanaeth.

    Roedd Andrew Collins, arbenigwr cyfathrebu digidol ProMo-Cymru, yn ymdrin â sawl pwnc defnyddiol fel:

    • – Fideo ffurf fer (TikTok, reels Instagram a YouTube shorts)
    • – Tueddiadau cyfryngau cymdeithasol
    • – Hysbysebion taladwy cyfryngau cymdeithasol
    • – Algorithmau cyfryngau cymdeithasol

    Llwyddodd y rhai mynychodd i ddysgu sgiliau cyfryngau cymdeithasol gwerthfawr i symud eu tudalennau ymlaen i’r lefel nesaf, gan hefyd fanteisio ar y cyfle i ofyn cwestiynau a derbyn cyngor penodol gan arbenigwr yn y maes.

    Adborth


    Ymwybyddiaeth wych o’r pwnc, dymunol iawn ac yn ymateb yn dda i gwestiynau pobl”

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    Hyfforddiant defnyddiol iawn, perthnasol iawn, hawdd i’w ddilyn. Sesiwn grêt!

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    Roedd yn llawn gwybodaeth, ac yn trafod pethau nad oeddwn i erioed wedi meddwl amdanynt

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    Egni anhygoel, yn amlwg yn angerddol iawn am y pwnc, yn sicrhau bod pawb yn cael ei glywed


    Gwybodaeth bellach

    Os oes gennych chi ddiddordeb mewn derbyn hyfforddiant sgiliau digidol (hysbysebion taledig, Canva, fideo ar gyfer cyfryngau cymdeithasol a mwy) i helpu hyrwyddo eich gwasanaeth ym Mlaenau Gwent, cysylltwch gyda’r EVI drwy e-bost sian@evi.cymru.

    Mae ProMo-Cymru, gwarcheidwaid EVI, yn cynnig amrywiaeth o sesiynau hyfforddi wedi’u teilwro – dysgwch fwy yma.

    Ariennir yr hyfforddiant yma gan Lywodraeth y DU drwy Gronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU*.


    *Mae Cronfa Adfywio Cymunedol y DU yn rhaglen Llywodraeth y DU ar gyfer 2021/22. Y bwriad ydy cefnogi pobl a chymunedau sydd â’r angen mwyaf ledled y DU i gynnal rhaglenni peilot a dulliau newydd i baratoi ar gyfer Cronfa Ffyniant Cyffredin y DU. Mae’n buddsoddi mewn sgiliau, cymunedau a llefydd busnesau lleol, ac yn cefnogi pobl i mewn i swyddi. Am wybodaeth bellach, cliciwch yma.

  4. Great Feedback From Our Social Media Training

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    EVI recently provided a free online social media training session for Blaenau Gwent businesses and third sector organisations. This informative session, delivered by industry experts ProMo-Cymru, developed attendees social media skills to help get their service seen and heard.

    Andrew Collins, a digital communications specialist from ProMo-Cymru, covered a range of useful topics such as:

    • – Short form video (TikTok, Instagram reels and YouTube shorts)
    • – Social media trends
    • – Paid social media ads
    • – Social media algorithms

    Attendees gained valuable social media skills to help take their pages to the next level, while also getting the opportunity to ask questions and receive tailored advice from an industry expert.

    Feedback


    “Excellent subject knowledge, very personable and reactive to people’s questions”

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    “Really useful training, very relevant, easy to follow. A great session!”

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    “It was very informative, covered things I hadn’t even thought of”

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    “Amazing energy, clearly passionate about the topic, ensured everyone was heard”

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    “Really useful training, very relevant, easy to follow. A great session!”


    Further Information

    If you are interested in receiving digital skills training (paid advertising, Canva, video for social media and more) to help promote your service in Blaenau Gwent, get in touch with EVI by emailing sian@evi.cymru.

    ProMo-Cymru, custodians of EVI, offer a range of tailored training sessions – find out more here.

    This training was funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund*. 


    *The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, click here.

Foundation Funders:

National Lottery Community Fund Logo
Welsh Government Logo

Current Funders:

Lloyds Bank Foundation Logo
Landfills Tax Scheme Logo
WCVA Logo
Blaenau Gwent County Council Logo
UK Gov Wales