Joe makes a big impact on the aspire2work programme
Joe is studying Health & Social Care on the aspire2work programme at our Dewsbury Skills Centre.
He has Asperger's and generalised anxiety disorder and started off by attending aspire2work for 1 hour a week. Since then he has gradually built his confidence up to attend full time, despite the daily challenges that he faces.
Joe was allocated a one-to-one support tutor who helps him with his development but it has been far from a one way street. While at aspire2work, Joe has put a lot into raising awareness of autism. He has created a presentation on autism which he delivers to staff and learners (in pairs). This is a massive achievement which is helping to train staff and other students about autism and its effects, as well as its positive attributes. Joe also started a work placement, working with young people with autism for half a day a week and is an inspiration to everyone who works with him. He has produced 3 Film Review Newsletters, which have been circulated to staff and other external contacts and have all received excellent feedback.
Joe has shown absolute commitment, dedication and determination with his learning, normally arriving early and giving 100%. As a result of his achievements, Joe was a worthy winner of a most improved attendance award and Most Improved Learner at the aspire2work awards 2018.
Joe is very much part of our Dewsbury centre - he has got to know staff and other learners well and is always respectful. He demonstrates that with determination, a lot of effort and the support of his one-to-one support tutor, he is able to achieve at a high level and improve his confidence to face and manage daily challenges.
To enquire about joining the aspire2work programme, please call 0330 111 0035 or click here. Read about our SEN provision here.
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