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SCHOOL VALUED PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME WITH YSGOL DYFFRYN OGWEN

15 December 2021

Welsh Slate has kicked off its association with a new business to schools initiative with a careers presentation to local secondary school students.

The company had contributed to the Business Class programme, facilitated by Careers Wales, for many years, partnering with Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, its local secondary school in Bethesda where its main Penrhyn quarry is located.

Business Class has now been replaced by Careers Wales’ new programme, School Valued Partner, where again, a school partners with a local employer to work together on careers and the world of work. Welsh Slate and Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen are again working together on this. The programme asks that the employer undertakes at least three interventions with the school during the academic year - an average of one event/activity per school term. This can be a site visit, an assembly presentation, a classroom workshop or anything else related to careers and the world of work.

Welsh Slate’s first activity took place in November at the school with a presentation to Year 11 students by Welsh Slate operations managers on the scope of job roles within the company and training opportunities for the future, including the apprenticeship and graduate schemes. This was followed by a Q&A session and informal chat.

Rob Maurice-Jones, Works manager Penrhyn said: “The presentation seemed to go down very well, with the students pleasantly surprised at the job opportunities available and the insight into working for the world’s leading manufacturer of natural slate products.”


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