"We'd urge businesses to consider the free ESiW scheme to help identify ways of improving employees skills and implementing support to make them more proficient, including gaining valuable qualifications."
ESiW has already supported more than 13,800 workers in Wales and over 3,900 Welsh businesses.
has helped people across Wales to feel more confi-dent in the way they use their essential skills in the workplace, boosting both their motivation and performance and their company's overall productivity.
A care home has seen an improvement in performance since eight staff took part in ESiW. "Our staff are caring as that's part of their job.
More details about ESiW can be found at www.menterabusnes.co.uk/essentialskills.
The ESiW event has been organised by business development company Menter a Busnes, which promotes the programme on behalf of the Welsh Government.
"Businesses throughout Wales are already realising how improved employee skills can impact positively on a business, customers and the employees themselves through career development within the business itself," said Nia Evans, regional skills co-ordinator for ESiW.
"We are inviting employers from the care sector in South Wales to come and meet us and to see how developing the skills of their employees in literacy, numeracy and IT training can help them with support through ESiW."
The ESiW programme, launched in November 2010, is part-financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.
Glyn Jones, Coleg Llandrillo's ESiW coordinator, is currently negotiating with a number of schools to create a package that best meets the needs of the schools and staff.
programme offers employers the chance to identify and address skills issues in their workplace, such as literacy, communication, numeracy and ICT.