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.

Learning for Work - National Winner

Tracey Everitt

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.

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Learning for Work - Highly Commended

Joanne Abraham

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.

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Learning for Work - Highly Commended

Andrew Humphries

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.

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Learning for Work Award Winner - Sponsored by NOCN - Regional Winner

Sarah Allington

“Without the support of Adult Education Wolverhampton, it’s unlikely I would be where I am, or who I am today.”

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Learning for Work Award - Sponsored by NOCN - Regional Winner

Jessica Watkins

“Having a qualification under my belt has allowed me to move on, I am no longer depressed and hold my head up high, allowing me to grow the bond between me and my daughter.”

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Learning for Work Award Winner - Sponsored by NOCN - Regional Winner

Franchesca Emery

"You can do whatever you want when you put your mind to it and decide that you want change.”

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Learning for Work Award - Regional Winner

Ashley Pickering

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.

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