Learning for Work Award Winners
Sponsored by NOCN, this award celebrates the achievements of adults who have learnt through an apprenticeship or traineeship, secured employment or a promotion at work, embarked on a new career, or started their own business.
Joanne was determined that having a baby at 17 wouldn’t hold her back and after ten years of apprenticeships and training, she is now the Director for St Helens Chamber.
Andrew had always found it difficult to read and write and struggled to pass his exams. A diagnosis of dyslexia in his mid-30s gave him new perspective and the determination to succeed.
A course offered online by North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College stimulated Paul’s interest in learning about mental health issues, learning difficulties and disabilities, as he could see the direct relevance to his work as a police inspector with Warwickshire Police.
Following difficult visits to the barber with her son, Naomi saw a gap in the market to provide barbering services for those children with special educational need and other disabilities. Returning to learning aged 25 to gain the qualifications required, Naomi is now pursuing a career as a qualified barber. After growing up in care,
After hitting rock bottom Tracey decided to pour her energies into creating a new future for herself and her two children. She returned to learning, and 12 months on is running a successful childminding business.
"The moment you start thinking about education, it is the “right moment” and the “right opportunity” that you have always been waiting for..."
Ashley had a poor experience at school and left with no formal qualifications. Since attending his local lifelong learning centre, he has re-discovered his confidence and now works as a school bus driver.