26th January 2023
The ANI Group, a collaboration of companies striving to raise awareness of inclusivity in the workplace, is working on an incredible ‘City4All’ project aiming to make Cardiff as accessible as possible as part of the legacy of the European Championship. As one of our event partners, they will be bringing together businesses, the public sector and local communities as part of the project which will be rolled out in the Welsh capital as the pioneering city of the City4All model.
In preparation for the championship, which will hopefully see a whole host of new visitors flock to the city, the ANI Group are working with various partners to get Cardiff event-ready. As part of this work, this week it was announced that Dylan Rees from Ysgol hen Felin School has won a competition giving pupils in over 23 schools the chance to design a badge logo for the project, which will be used across various assets in training programmes. Entries were judged by Welsh businesspeople including Geoff Morris from the ANI Group, Nick Powell, Enterprise Acceleration Manager at NatWest, Paul Butterworth, Academy Director at Chambers Wales, Cari Barley, Managing Director of Thibault Courtoisier Pâtisserie and Martin Malii-Karlsson, Co-CEO of SCNDI.
These training programmes include City4All’s Employability Skills Programme as well as its Accessibility Training, designed to encourage as many businesses and organisations as possible to improve their accessibility – read on to find out more about how you can get involved and take part…
Employability Skills Programme
This programme aims to increase every child’s chance of employment; the team are on a mission to create a toolkit of videos for every child across the region. This toolkit will contain employability videos that will teach the next generation the skills they need to gain meaningful employment in the Cardiff region. As part of a completely free of charge virtual ‘World of Work’ platform, students and schools will be able to access knowledge to develop skills that employers are looking for.
The project needs virtual partners to help make this a reality. Partners will benefit from bespoke branded video creation, a donation of tickets to local schools, a social media campaign, event tickets and much more.
The ANI Group will also be hosting free awareness training as part of the project, delivered online. As a business or organisation, employees will gain valuable skills in accessible customer service, marketing, public spaces and more as part of the training, helping contribute to City4All’s overall aims of helping Cardiff become a more inclusive, accessible space – for the championship and beyond.
Register your interest now and the ANI Group will be in touch in February with the relevant links as well as more information about how you can get involved in the championship itself: https://www.theani.group/contact.