Rebecca Evans, Welsh Labour's Assembly candidate for Gower, has visited a multinational manufacturing company in Gorseinon.
The visit came following the announcement that Welsh Labour has pledged to create 100,000 high quality, all age apprenticeships if it wins the next election.
Rebecca Evans said: "Over the last Assembly term the Welsh Labour Government has established a strong record of creating good quality apprenticeships, supporting our economy to expand and grow. Success rates have been consistently above 80%, considerably higher than the success rates in England.
"Through this pledge, we will ensure our economy continues to have access to the higher level skills it needs. It will help meet the specific needs of business, ensure we have a high skilled workforce in Wales, and help us remain internationally competitive throughout this decade and into the next."
The visit was facilitated by Unite the Union. Rebecca Evans toured the manufacturing plant and met management and the workforce.
Penclawdd Councillor, and Union rep Mark Thomas said: "Strong and productive working relationships between unions and companies are important for the workforce - for example, excellent health and safety standards in the workplace can be achieved by working together in partnership."
Andy Richards, Wales Secretary of Unite, said: "With the UK Government's ongoing attack on ordinary working people, it is as important as it has ever been to be a member of a union. We are dedicated to protecting workers rights and improving the quality of life of our members."