At the heart of our campaign are our learning ambassadors – take a look below at their inspirational stories.

They have all taken the first step to turn their lives around to build a better future for themselves, their family and their community. Adult learning has been key to each of their success stories and for many a lifeline. Become inspired by clicking on any of the images below to read or watch their story. This is what adult learning can do for you, you can change your story too.

Catrin Pugh

Catrin’s life changed forever in 2013 when she suffered third degree burns to 96% of her body in a coach crash in France, she was…

Read Catrin's Story

John Spence

John began his learning journey with the Open University in 2010, graduating seven years later with a BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences, an achievement he…

Read John's Story

Rhiannon Norfolk

Having the opportunity to learn Welsh again was a key factor in Rhiannon Norfolk’s decision to move back to Wales. She inherited her love of…

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Thomas Ferriday

Thomas Ferriday has achieved a Level 3 Brickwork Diploma and now works with Cardiff and Vale College as a technician in the Construction Department where…

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Jimama Ansumana

Jimama (JJ) was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, in 1995. She lost her entire family during the civil war and was saved by family…

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Tarek Zou Alghena

Tarek Zou Alghena fled Syria when civil war broke out in 2011 and came to the UK, less than four years ago to build a…

Read Tarek's Story


Learn new skills and start your next chapter

Whatever your situation, if you’re passionate about learning a new skill, we’ll help you explore your options with free, impartial advice on the training programmes that can help you change your story.
Working Wales #changeyourstory

Working Wales is for anyone over the age of 16 across Wales to access expert advice and guidance to help you overcome obstacles that you may be facing to get you into work.

So whether you need help searching for jobs, writing a CV, preparing for an interview, finding work placement, learning new skills, understanding redundancy rights, childcare support, building self-confidence, or even where to turn next this is the right place to get the help you need.