Leeds, Barnsley, Dewsbury & Wakefield August 2018
01 August, 2018
Aspire2work exhibit at Kirkstall Festival
On Saturday 14th July, Jonny, our aspire2work Engagement Coordinator, staffed an aspire2work stall at Kirkstall Festival, in the picturesque grounds of Kirkstall Abbey. The festival attracted people from all over the district and Jonny had a range of enquiries for our aspire2work programme and also our adult services.
Leeds National Careers Service work with Leeds City College pays off
Marcus Burton, a Careers Adviser from Leeds, has been working with Leeds City College over the last few years with a view to increasing National Careers Service student engagements within Adult & Community and HE. Total engagements for the 2017/18 academic year was 1170.
Lisa Cooper, Careers Development Coordinator from Leeds City College said "This is a 65% increase so all our hard work is paying off and feedback from curriculum staff about your services has been really good".
Good work Marcus and the National Careers Service team!
Down at the Allotment
Learners on the Environmental Conservation aspire2work course in Wakefield enjoy putting the theory they've learnt into practice on their very own allotment near to the aspire2work Skills centre.
Lydia, our Facilities Manager, went on a site visit recently and was taken to look at the allotment. Lydia said "The tutors there are so passionate about what they do and let me sample some of the produce - broadbeans, chives, gooseberries and blackberries. Other things they have growing are thyme, potatoes, corn, grapes, apples, pears, sunflowers to name a few. They let me take home some potatoes and dahlias - I was so impressed!".
This demonstrates perfectly how vocational the aspire2work programme is and what fabulous results our learners can get. Here's some pics of their produce...
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