We were really pleased last week to be recognised, by Cornwall Learning Education Business Partnership, for our work with schools and young people by being presented with an award for “Inspiring Tomorrow’s Workforce”.
FireText’s Dan Parker received his certificate from the Chairman of the Cornwall Education Business Partnership Board, Keith Hambly-Staite, at the awards ceremony which took place last week. The event took place at the Eden Project with an audience of teachers from Cornish secondary schools who had gathered for their annual work experience conference.
“Cornwall Education Business Partnership (CEBP)” is a part of Cornwall Learning, a department of Cornwall Council. Its core business is employer engagement with schools to inform young people about the world of work and future opportunities in the local economy” said Keith Hambly-Staite. He continued:
“We cannot do this work without the support of local businesses, and all the companies here today have been involved in wide range of activities, including workshops, visits, work experience, and careers events. We celebrate with these awards the important contribution made by small and large organisations”
Dan was recognised for his work with schools in Pool and Penryn; by helping to develop the ‘Digitally Sorted’ project, attending Careers Speed-networking, STEM Careers Speed-networking and for taking part in live Skype links with schools. He says: “CEBP are doing some fantastic work. There’s so much young talent in Cornwall, and FireText are really pleased to be able to support and work with young people in our local community.”