National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

03 September 2010

Carmarthenshire YFC members to take part in rural youth Europe Autumn seminar!

Bethan Griffiths a member of Dyffryn Cothi YFC and Rhian Jones from Capel Iwan YFC both in Carmarthenshire will be travelling Ayr in Scotland in September to represent Wales YFC and to take part in the Rural Youth Europe Autumn Seminar under the heading “Make it Work! Improving the job skills of rural young people.”

The seminar will focus on the practical skills development of rural young people by giving guidance on topics such as writing job applications, making a good CV, managing interviews and presenting their selves in a professional way. Participants will also learn how to train others in their organisations so that they can act as multipliers in their home countries.
The opportunity to attend the Seminar is one of many travel and learning opportunities offered by Wales YFC to its members as a part of the International Programme.

Bethan, 24, who is a development officer for Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr has been a member of the YFC for 9 years. She is an active member who enjoys taking part in all activities and is currently vice-chairman of her club. Outside of the YFC she enjoys competing is Eisteddfods, reading, socialising and helping out on the family farm She also teaches Welsh to adults. This is the first time for her to travel with the organisation.

“I am looking forward to attending the seminar where representatives from a number of European countries will converge to take part in a weeklong event full of activities and socialising. I applied for a trip with the Wales YFC international programme in order to learn about other counties and their way of life.” said Bethan.

Bethan will be accompanied by Rhian to represent Wales YFC at the Autumn Seminar. Rhian, 27, works as a food technician for Food Centre Wales has previously attended the European Rally held in Latvia in 2006 and the Autumn Seminar in Denmark 2007 on behalf of the organisation.

“I have already learnt a lot from the Wales YFC international programme and I am looking forward to broadening my experiences once again at the Autumn Seminar. As a club leader, I hope that I will be able to take back what I have learnt about improving the job skills of rural young people to my club and county and encourage the members to make the most of the skills that they have to offer.” explained Rhian.

The girls will leave for Scotland on the 11th of September and will return on the 18th.


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