A PROGRAMME offering young people from across Europe the chance to live and work in North Wales for three months is proving so successful it now urgently needs more families in the region to provide a temporary home to students.
The programme, run by ECTARC (European Centre for Training and Regional Co-operation) is currently hosting an exchange for 61 students from France, Spain and Germany and has offered work placements with companies that specialise in mechanical engineering, administration, accounting, IT and graphic design.
Twenty-three Spanish students are also due to arrive in North Wales in the coming week.
Families are particularly needed in the Wrexham area, as a number of students expected on future visits will be placed with companies in the town.
Families would need to offer accommodation and meals seven days a week and would be paid £80 a week.
Spokeswoman Rhiannon Hughes said: 'We had a tremendous response to an appeal for families earlier this year and we must thank the families of North East Wales for their continued support.
'The programme is going from strength to strength, and as a result, more families are needed to cope with the demand. Their details will be kept on a database at ECTARC and officers will contact them when an opportunity arises.' Anyone interested in offering a home should contact Karen Jones at ECTARC, on 01978 861514.