Career Champions recognised & awarded

October 26, 2015 1:23 pm

Career Champions

Career Champions are proud winners of the Education and Business Partnership award at the East Midlands Chamber awards 2015

A partnership set up in 2013 to bridge the gap between schools and businesses by Berni Dickinson, Director of Marketing & Enterprise for The Evolve Trust, Caroline Cox, Operations Manager from Mansfield 2020, and Katrina Atherton, Business Director of A-Star Media.

To date over 100 businesses in Ashfield and Mansfield have taken the pledge to consistently support the employability programmes uniquely put together by the Career Champions board as a result of listening to what young people need  from businesses and what employability businesses need from young people.

The programmes reached over 2,000 young people last year via work experience, masterclasses, sponsorship for networking and much more. The business and education partnership has created sustainable jobs and other opportunities that provide a measurable difference to the future workforce of Ashfield and Mansfield and the local economy.

The employability gap is recognised nationally but Career Champions are driving forward change by listening, doing and getting results! Businesses are now seeing for themselves that the town is filled with potential future business leaders that just need an opportunity.

If you would like to find out more about being a Career Champion email: admin@mansfield2020.com

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