• DSA awards businesses and students working together to raise career aspirations

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    April 09, 2019
    Doncaster Skills Academy (DSA) hosted an awards ceremony for 60 people from business and education to celebrate their working together to raise the career aspirations of young people and show them the job opportunities available locally. 

    Cllr Nuala Fennelly, Councillor for Young People & Families, Doncaster Council, presented the seven awards:
    • Raising Aspirations – Kate Haigh, Stewart & Co.
    • Innovation – Andrew Ashworth, IGO Pets
    • Business Advocate – Sam Kerley, Solutions 4 Cleaning
    • Outstanding Business & Education Partnership – Polypipe
    • Skills Fest Exhibitor – Army 
    • Student of the Year – Sehmus Gezer, Hayfield School
    • Newcomer Recognition – Anthony Veluz, The Socent Connection
    Says Catherine Matthews, Business & Education Adviser at Doncaster Chamber: 

     “The Doncaster Skills Academy Awards recognised the time that businesses have invested in our young people and how everyone has benefitted. It was also an opportunity for us grow the interest and involvement of new businesses who can go into schools and/or offer industry visits to help better prepare students for more fulfilling careers.

    “Right now we are living in uncertain times and an ever changing business landscape. Young People need to know what career choices are available to them, learn how to integrate themselves into a work environment and have a good understanding of the different pathways they can take.”

    DSA supported 7,208 young people in Doncaster last year to raise their aspirations and better prepare them for the world of work. 

    Businesses that would like to find out more about working with the DSA and Enterprise Adviser Network can contact Catherine Matthews: cmatthews@doncaster-chamber.co.uk 01302 640127
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