London youngsters recognised at special awards events

December 16th, 2018

Special celebration events have been held in west London to recognise the achievements of 16-24 year-olds on Skills Training UK’s Traineeship programmes. On December 13, certificates and awards were presented to over 50 young learners in Ealing and Wembley for their hard work and positive progress towards achieving their career goals.

Skills Training UK’s training centres in London offer young people opportunities to achieve vocational qualifications, improve their English and maths skills, and gain work experience with a local or national employer. Tutors also support learners with CV and interview skills so that they are ready for their next step, such as an Apprenticeship, full-time job, or further education.

Trained mental health first aiders also provide one-to-one mentoring and advice workshops for learners needing additional support.

Wembley learner Chathiya Chandran, aged 20, (pictured above) won the English Award, while fellow learner Flavio Lopes Valadao, aged 18, (pictured below) was presented with the Maths Award.

They were joined on stage at the Wembley event by Sana Khan (aged 22), who took home the Outstanding Traineeship Learner Award, and Chiyedza Antoine (aged 18), who was awarded the Outstanding Study Programme Learner Award.

Certificates were also presented to local employers, Jobcentre Plus, community projects and other agencies in recognition of their vital partnerships with Skills Training UK.

Graham Clarke, Director of Education and Social Mobility at Skills Training UK, said: “Congratulations to the brilliant learners at our Ealing and Wembley centres for all making positive progress on our Traineeship programmes.

“Many of these young people arrived at Skills Training UK with low confidence, few or no qualifications, and some have faced challenging circumstances in their personal lives.

"However, in a short space of time and through the support of our tutors, it is inspiring to see how they have overcome obstacles to succeed and take their first step on the career ladder. We wish them all the best for the future.”