Great employment and training outcomes for ACE Worksense Students
Ten of the sixteen students attending the first group of ACE’s Worksense project have progressed either into full time or part time employment or onto college. The Worksense programme funded by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Community Challenge Fund has proved to be a great success. Of the first group who finished their programme in September 2016 6 young people have gained the confidence and skills to find employment and 4 have been supported to progress onto full time further education courses.
The Worksense Programme is an 8-week course, with attendance one day per week for young people aged 16 – 30 who are not in education employment or training. The programme provides the young person with vocational and employability skills delivered through a vocational challenge which is set and monitored by a group of employers.
The Managing Director of ACE, Lou Gardiner, said “I am delighted that the Worksense programme has been such a success, Worksense is all about young people engaging directly with employers, building relationships with them to provide young people with a clear understanding of what employment opportunities are available and the skills and aptitudes that employers are looking for. As the programme unfolded we could see the benefits that the students were gaining from their one-to-one discussions with our partner employers and I believe that this has been the key for their improved confidence and motivation.”
ACE are running a further group of the Worksense Programme starting after October half term, for further information please ring Dani on 01603 720308.