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.


Chloe Young

Just two years ago, Chloe Young from Mold, was too afraid to leave her own home due to severe anxiety and depression and an eating…

Read Chloe's Story
Catrin Pugh

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

Kierran James

Seven years later, after mental health issues and family health scares, he’s just achieved a first-class Honours degree in BSc Aircraft Maintenance with a promising…

Read Kierran's Story
Joseff Gnagbo

Joseff Oscar Gnagbo

Joseff Gnagbo was brought up on the Ivory Coast but due to unrest was forced to seek asylum in Wales. Then in just over a…

Read Joseff's Story
Ralph Handscomb

Ralph Handscomb

Retiree Ralph Handscomb, from Merthyr Tydfil has helped people search for jobs during lockdown, he’s a learner and a volunteer working with Merthyr Tydfil County…

Read Ralph's Story
EMMA Wrexham

Emma Williams

Wrexham-born, Emma Williams had left home by the age of 14. Experiencing problems with her mental health and addiction, she found herself homeless in her…

Read Emma'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.