Page last updated at 15:24 GMT, Thursday, 14 January 2010

First minister tours north Wales

Carwyn Jones AM
Carwyn Jones was in North Wales on his opening official visit as first minister

First Minister Carwyn Jones toured north Wales in his first official visit to the region since taking over the top political job in Wales.

Mr Jones marked the start of building work on a £6m training centre to help young people in the energy sector.

The centre at Llangefni, on Anglesey, will also boost skills needed to de-commission Wylfa nuclear power station.

The first minister also saw work to improve a footpath on the Little Orme in Llandudno.

The assembly government is funding two-thirds of the cost of the energy and fabrication centre at Coleg Menai, Llangefni.

The centre will offer skills in welding and steel fabrication, as well as specialised health and safety.

The first minister said: "This centre will be a big step in our efforts to create 'Ynys Ynni' an energy island, where there is a real commitment to build and maintain future capacity in renewable, as well as mainstream energy.

"I'm impressed that the college has moved so quickly and is ready to offer what business and the community need."

Improvements to the footpath at the Little Orme in Llandudno are designed to make it accessible by wheelchair and less able users.

The first minister was also visiting the Llanberis mountain rescue team.

North East Wales
22 Jan 09 |  North East Wales
Carwyn Jones reveals new cabinet
10 Dec 09 |  Wales politics
More powers for Wales says report
18 Nov 09 |  Wales politics
The two Cs challenges for Jones
09 Dec 09 |  Wales
Candidate's pledge on education
02 Nov 09 |  Wales politics
'Years of pain' over council cash
13 Oct 09 |  South East Wales
Services facing budget cuts
05 Oct 09 |  Wales
Jones is new Welsh Labour leader
01 Dec 09 |  Wales politics
Schools upkeep 'disparity' claim
02 Jun 09 |  Wales
Inquiry call on pupil funding
09 Jul 04 |  Wales


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Welsh Assembly Government First Minister launches Energy Centre at Coleg Menai - 23 hrs ago
Egov Monitor Welsh Government Committed To Deliver For North Wales Says First Minister Jones - 32 hrs ago

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific