Our Core Work
Our aim is to encourage and support community, linguistic and economic development by holding a variety of activities and events targeting families, children and young people and the community to encourage everyone to have the opportunity and to use, practice and strengthen their Welsh. By offering an initial taste of the Welsh language and culture to many, we hope to encourage the number of Welsh speakers and help contribute towards the target of one million Welsh speakers by 2050.
Gŵyl Canol Dre
Gŵyl Canol Dre is a festival organised by Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr which was held for the first time in 2018 in Parc Myrddin, Carmarthen, which is one of the main Welsh events in the Carmarthen area. The festival is a day of fun and entertainment for people from Carmarthenshire and beyond, including a range of activities and events for everyone, including performances of live music, sport, literature, art and a variety of workshops. There are two stages on the field, one featuring well-known individuals and bands from the Welsh rock scene performing along with various performances by schools in the area. The festival offers a platform for businesses with a stall area to sell goods and products and to local organisations to promote their services.
The Profi programme aims to develop young people's skills for the world of work by working with 7 secondary schools in South Ceredigion and West Carmarthenshire. The team provides a variety of sessions and supports with researching appropriate work experience, volunteering, and part-time work opportunities. Young people who have participated in the project will receive a reward card giving them exclusive access to various discounts in local stores.
The programme receives financial support from the National Lottery Community Fund and part-funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.
The Profi.cymru website has been designed to support young people to become aware of their individual skills and abilities so that they confidently apply for future opportunities so that they can lead fulfilling lives.
There is a wide range of bite size digitally appealing content to support learners to become aware of the skills required for the world of work and empower individuals to be ambitious and confident. The website includes advice and guidance for every element of job search to support and empower learners to be ambitious throughout their life. By supporting individuals on their journey from pupil to the world of work. The 5 interactive skills quizzes have been trïed and tested at prototype stage with over 300 young people to ensure that the design and content is engaging and supports learners to identify their skills and strengths. The content of the Profi website assists the delivery of the four purposes of the curriculum for Wales by encouraging learners to become ambitious capable learners so as to lead fullfilling lives as valued members of society.
A podcast series and films have been developed to showcase opportunities and discover the skills required for growth sectors as identified by the Regional Skills and Learning Partnership. Learners will be able to record the progress of their skills in their individual profiles and earn rewards with discounts in various shops, cafes and establishments.
There are two elements to the MGSG Digital Project, the first is implementation of agreements on behalf of Jobcentre Plus to provide digital sessions for unemployed individuals. The sessions are delivered in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend, Maesteg, Porthcawl, Port Talbot, Neath, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. Sessions include providing basic digital skills, job search and application support, creating and updating CV’s and support for Universal Credit accounts.
The second element provided by MGSG Digital is the Carmarthenshire Digital Project which offers digital support to individuals in the form of informal sessions across the County. The scheme aims to offer various digital support such as how to use a Computer, Laptop Tablet / Ipad, use of the Wen. Apps and access to online services. The scheme is funded by the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities Programme 2014-2020 which is funded by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.