Employment awards a huge success
An awards event to celebrate local employment and training success stories over the last year was held yesterday.
Alongside North Lindsey College Adult Skills, our Employment Support team hosted the virtual event to highlight clients that have changed their life through new jobs, volunteering experience and training opportunities.
Over 30 people tuned in on the day to share achievements and hear the winners being announced.
Hayley Cullen, Employment Support Operational Manager said: “It’s fantastic to be able to share so many great success stories from over the last year, not just for our fantastic clients, but also for staff.
“For some people the support we give is huge and really does change their life, but only if they put the effort in too. That’s why it’s important to recognise where they were at the start, and what they’ve achieved now.
“It makes me so proud to host these awards and hear such heart-warming journeys. If anyone reading this is out of work, or is feeling a little lost and wants to gain experience or training, please get in touch with us. It could be you receiving an award next year.”
Award categories included most dedicated learner of the year, most improved learner of the year, most digitally improved, apprentice of the year, covid champion, overall learner of the year and recognition of achievement.
Neil Taylor who won the covid champion award commented: “I had a mental breakdown late last year, then the Job Centre sent me to Ongo for help and I spent time with them for counselling and volunteering.
“The support they’ve given me has made my views on life and people change for the better and opened up many opportunities for me.
“The award means a lot to me, to be recognised is something I didn’t expect. It shows how far I’ve come and I’m achieving things I never thought I would.”
Our Employment Support team have continued to offer their services throughout the coronavirus pandemic with over 500 people signing up for advice, 89 getting into work and 90 accessing training this year.
If you would like to find out more about how the team could support you, click here.