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Grow Enterprise Wales training team picks up Inspire! Adult Learning Award

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The Grow Enterprise Wales training team, which was created to help 18 to 24-year-olds get on the employment ladder, picked up the award at a ceremony to mark the start of Adult Learners’ Week.

The team has won the Team of the Year Award at the Inspire! Adult Learning Awards, which celebrates the hard work of enterprises throughout the country.

Headed up by Ferenc Blizsko, and supported by Vicky Williams and Gemma Perman, the Grow Enterprise Wales team has achieved a 41% success rate in helping young people into full-time employment.

People as old as 55 who were unable to find work have secured jobs through the scheme, and many of those who have completed placements are now employees at Grow Enterprise Wales.

Head of learning Ferenc, 53, who got his first degree aged 40, said: “We are thrilled to win the award and it’s great to be recognised.

“Many of the young people who come through our doors live in households where there isn’t a working role model and some come from families who are in their third generation of unemployment.

“Our work goes beyond moving people into employment; it changes lives. There is a lot of talk of regeneration in the Valleys at the moment, but it all starts with people. It is people who make communities and we encourage them to take pride in earning money and making a difference.”

Source: Wales Online

Written by C Kenzie

May 18, 2012 at 10:01 am

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