Initially named ETMA, LRC Training, was established by Llanelli Rural Council in 1988. Its purpose was to provide work experience and training for unemployed adults and this role is perpetuated today via the STEPS to EMPLOYMENT Programme. LRC Training remains a self-financing department within Llanelli Rural Council.
In 2009, LRC Training joined Skills Academy Wales, a consortium of like-minded training providers, under the leadership of Neath-Port Talbot College. Skills Academy Wales delivers a wide range of work based learning opportunities, across South and Mid Wales, by means of its affiliation with the Welsh Government.