Taith – COAL project

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CCW are happy to announce we have been successful in winning our first Taith
project (COAL Project) in partnership with In-Step group (France) to provide Employability,
soft and emotional intelligence training as well as an accredited ILM
qualification for all participants.

The project name is COAL – Connecting Opportunity
for All Learners

To sign up for this project please see this page

Project main goals;

The project is aimed at reducing unemployment for people with fewer opportunity (PWFO). The project will increase their employability skills, raise emotional-intelligence, well-being & cultural understanding.

Whilst the projects main objectives are to support employability skills, emotional intelligence and cultural understanding, the project will contribute directly to reducing unemployment, increase self-confidence and well-being. The 2-week project will consolidate salient employability skills and practical application techniques for job seekers.

Project activities;

The project will include inward and outward mobilities. The 2-week mobility consists of 8 days bespoke formal & non-formal learning objectives and 4 days of non-formal cultural exchanges. Included in both mobilities are cultural excursions to sites of cultural significance for Welsh & French heritage.

The individuals who complete the mobility will have the opportunity to attain an accredited qualification , the ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills. During the course the candidates will be given coaching and mentoring to complete two assignments to ensure that they can gain the qualification. This is all paid for through the Taith programme, this is no extra cost to learners.

Our target audience are PWFO from disadvantaged areas with high unemployment figures and reduced opportunities for work, education and training. Research has identified high unemployment in and around Cardiff & areas of Northern France. Our many years of collaboration with Instep Group on other similar mobility projects has given us a better understanding in the challenges of the learners of Instep college.

Project objectives:

1. To empower marginalised people from disadvantaged areas, prevent social exclusion amongst people with fewer opportunities (PWFO), encourage personal development to gain employment and promote local opportunities & good practises

2. To help PWFO to gain key skills to become more employable (interpersonal skills, soft skills, emotional intelligence & intercultural understanding) and robust to appropriately manage emotions and prioritise workload

3. To give PWFO a tangible alternative to combat long term inactivity and develop key competencies crucial to being an active citizen socially, economically, and professionally

4. To promote diversity, equality, and cultural awareness with inward & outward mobility, non-formal learning, and cultural exchange

5. To increase participation in community projects, economically (earning & spending capital), socially and across cultural lines

6. To strengthen links with the local labour market, removing barriers in employment for PWFO

7. To raise awareness of the Taith program amongst the local and international stage and support international collaboration

Expected results & impact of the Coal project

To improve their employability skills, emotional intelligence, and cultural understanding. Raise the profile and awareness of Taith programmes to the local & international forum. One expected impact is to showcase and promote Wales as a multicultural, internationally competitive community. Ensuring a permanent place on the international stage as a global leader of diversity, innovation and equality. The project will reduce levels of unemployment in PWFO in the worst effected countries. Promote employability skills, levels of academic and social education in partnering countries and raise cultural awareness, equality and diversity.


Local communities, 3rd sector organisation, PWFO and others.

The beneficiaries of this project will be observed in the group, sector, and communities that we engage with. Local municipalities/councils and national government will see benefit through reduced unemployment and therefore more economical engagement and active citizenship.

Disadvantaged communities will see increased social engagement from PWFO leading to improved levels of mental health & wellbeing. We will see positive effects on the Welsh economy with greatly increased capital spending from previously economically inactivity. This initial programme will create connections on the international stage with our partner’s sending organisation and countries, it will strengthen connections & collaborations with the international community.

Our First inward mobility Programme

Our first programme has been very successful. It has been a pleasure to have the 3 French individuals at our office, learning and gaining skills to become the best version of themselves! We have received 3 individuals from Lille from the target group we have decided for this project. They have enjoyed the training and the exchange, and learned a lot. They have enjoyed the indoor and outdoor activities taking place. You can see some pictures below of the activities they have done:

BIG PIT – Cultural Trip

We have taken the students to the BIG PIT to show them the cultural heritage of Wales. This coincides with Lille who were also a coal mining and distributing town. The individuals heading to France, Lille, will also be heading to similar facilities in France. You can see them having fun below!

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Taith COAL Project first successful outward mobility April 17th – 30th cohort

We are happy to accounce the first successful Taith Coal project exchange to Lille France in April 2023. The particiapnts took part in class room based formal and in-formal learning styles, explored the beautiful city of Lille and experienced the culture first hand.

The participants fully engaged with the program, learned invaluable skills, attitudes and developed their own emotional intellegence. Each particpant has been enrolled in the ILM level 2 leading your working team qualification with a 100% pass rate.

Below you can see some images from the exchange;

Here you can see some pictures of the participants taking part in formal and non formal learning of leadership, communication and emotional intellengence. training was undertaken at our partner college In-Step groupe in Lille, France.

If you would like to take part in the next exchange August 21st – September 3rd or would like to know more regarding the project please feel free to contact us by email or phone or follow this link to the applications page;



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