The Work Station, a major asset in the drive to help people seeking employment was officially opened on in March.
Funded by Neath Port Talbot Council, the Work Station is a ‘one stop shop’ offering practical hands on help to people that would like to get into a job through training, work experience, career advice, volunteering and one to one employment support.
The Work Station is located close the centre of Port Talbot and is five minutes’ walk from the central bus station.
Home to the employment support services Workways+, Communities for Work, PACE and Careers Wales, the wealth of support available under one roof makes the Work Station a unique resource available to people in Neath and Port Talbot seeking training and employment support.
The Work Station was officially opened by Rob Jones, Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council.
Mr Jones said,
“The purpose of the Work Station is to ensure that the people in our communities’ seeking employment and training support have the benefit of multiple support services in one easy to access building. We have several employment and training support organisations based out of the Work Station. This collaborative approach makes it so much easier for people to call into the building when they want and get the help they need.”
Councillor Annette Wingrave said,
“The Work Station makes the challenge of getting into a job far less daunting. Offering a range of practical employment and training solutions under one roof is a major benefit to anyone wanting to build a better life for themselves.”
The development of the Work Station from its original purpose as a fire station was funded through the Vibrant and Viable Places grant via the Welsh Government and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council.
People are more than welcome to drop in when they are passing or telephone 01639 684250 for an appointment.
The Work Station is open from Monday to Thursday 9am -5pm and Friday 9am -4.30pm and is located in Water Street SA126LF, next door to Blancos Hotel. Ample free car parking at the rear of the building.