German Coal Industry (Ruhr)
Rubery Owen & Co. Darlaston
German YMCA (Hamburg)
Steel Co.,of Wales, Swansea
Hoovers Ltd., Pentrebach
Steel Co., of Wales, Port Talbot
John Williams & Sons, Cardiff
Togano, Trading Est, Bridgend
Joseph Lucas Ltd.,Birmingham
Metal Box Co. ,Ltd., Neath
Westerns Biscuits, Llantarnam
N.C.B. S.Western Division
Standard Telephones Ltd.,
The year 1950/51 showed a considerable increase in the number of boys attending for Citizenship Courses and the progress continued until 1957/58, when the Warden resigned to take up a further teaching post. The largest number of boys attending Citizenship Courses in any one year up to 1956, was over 400.
Looking Ahead: For the time being students came for one week courses. In one short week, or even longer periods, it is not possible to educate in the traditional sense but rather to indicate new avenues of knowledge and experience. During the following years, many firms sent back, for a second year course, boys who had previously attended the college. Some firms indicated that some of these boys would also return for a third year course, and in the meantime, groups of these boys were established in the vicinity of their homes, where the college work was followed up.
"Follow Up" Work:
This was a definite feature of the College activities. It took the form of occasional meetings of old students at a central district in five areas.
Aberdare and Merthyr.
Tondu was the meeting Centre for Maesteg and Ogmore Valley.
If industry released boys for one month a year, for three consecutive years, with opportunities during the boys' leisure to follow-up study work groups in their own localities, a real contribution was made to the development of their sense of responsibility to the Community.
Address by Sir Arthur Street:
(Deputy Chairman, National Coal Board, at the opening of YMCA Youth College, Rhoose, - 15th November, 1950.)
"Mr. Bruce, Ladies and Gentlemen, First let me say how appreciative I am of the honour you have done me by asking me to be with you today. I count it a great privilege to be present at the Ceremony which marks the culmination of so many years of devoted labour.
Five years have gone by in the building of this YMCA Youth College, and I am sure that all who, like myself, have played no personal part in this inspired effort, will wish to join in congratulating most warmly the Welsh National Council of YMCAs, the Governors of the College, and its Warden, Mr. Pate, on giving reality to the ideal of service to the community