Itec has won a contract with the Welsh Government expected to be worth more than £50m over the next four to six years.
Itec Training Solutions, which has agreed a rolling package of training services, said the deal would act as “a foundation for growth and stability” in the campaign to give Welsh adults and young people the skills required by employers.
The Cardiff-headquartered company, which already employs 150 staff, is to strengthen its management team as a result of the contract, with the appointment of new senior staff to oversee delivery of their traineeship and apprenticeship programmes as well as recruiting for a number of other roles, creating about 20 jobs over the coming year.
One of Wales’ fastest-growing companies, Itec has training premises in Cardiff, Newport, Rhondda, Cwmbran, Caerphilly and Bridgend. It is now planning to widen its activities through additional centres, through more partner organisations and on a local level through a range of community venues.
Itec Development Director Joel Williams said: “Work-based learning budgets have been cut as part of wider reductions across government so we are delighted to receive a contract that allows us to grow our services across all training programmes.”
He added: “Contract awards such as this enable us to plan and invest for the future with a degree of confidence which is essential if we are to fulfil our primary objectives of preparing people for work and aligning our services with the needs of employers.”