4 February 2015

Skills Training UK celebrate success at Christmas celebration for Positive Directions students

One hundred young people who have benefited from Skills Training UK’s Positive Directions programme attended a Christmas celebration of success event on 13th December to celebrate and recognise their achievements.

The Positive Directions programme has been designed by Skills Training UK to work with 16-24 year-old NEETs and get them back into education, employment or training, including apprenticeships and traineeships in the London Borough of Brent and across the South East of England.

The Deputy Mayor of Brent, Councillor Kana Naheerathan, presented the awards which recognised achievements in attaining qualifications, work experience opportunities, employment or an apprenticeship over the past year. The celebration event was held at the Learning Zone in Wembley Stadium. A motivational speech and inspirational poetry reading were given by Chris Preddie OBE, who was awarded an OBE for his work in changing many young people’s lives for the better.

Several local employers such as Nat West, NHS Harness care centre and Protocol, who had taken on many of the young people as apprentices, also attended the event in celebration and recognition of their apprentices’ hard work and determination.

Operations Manager at Positive Directions, Abi Osho, said: “It was a fantastic event with such a positive atmosphere. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the NEET young people who have worked very hard over this past year to achieve great things, and have taken a big step towards creating a better future for themselves.

“I am very proud of their achievements and I hope the event inspires many other 16-24 year-olds to succeed with Positive Directions.”

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