From Home to Hollywood
When Kharis was excluded from school in year 7 she never expected one day she would be walking down the red carpet. Following the exclusion Kharis was isolated and disengaged from any form of education. This all changed when she came into contact with the aspire2work study programme in Hull.
Initially Kharis’ attendance got off to a rocky start whilst she settled into the aspire2work training environment. After some coaxing and patience from the aspire2work team in Hull, Kharis soon became one of the centre's highest attendees, dedicating all of her time to completing her maths and English qualifications to the best of her ability.
Kharis has not only improved her functional skills whilst on programme; achieving a Level 1 in Health and Safety, Level 2 in understanding Health Improvements as well as becoming a qualified first aider.
“Kharis’s achievements stand out from the rest as Kharis has not engaged in any form of education since being in year 7” - Kirsty Barr, aspire2work Vocational Tutor
Kharis now aspires to use her new skills to train as a hairdresser. She was also recently a finalist for the Most Improved Learner Award at the 2015 aspire2work Awards.
“This kind of thing never happens to me. I was pretty shocked and really excited about it” - Kharis
Kharis was one of twenty finalists to beat the competition of over 1500 young people who attend the aspire2work study programme each year. Employers, learning providers and the young people put forward their nominations with just twenty learners making it into the four categories of Most Improved Learner, Most Dedicated Learner, High Achiever and Learner of the Year.
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