Central YMCA’s Annual National Apprenticeship Awards event was an evening of deserved celebration.
Hosted by Dame Rosie Winterton MP, and sponsored by Sanctuary House, the event showcased learners who overcame barriers through drive and persistent support from tutors and employers to gain qualifications that made a positive change in their lives. The event also drew a line-up of politicians from across the House to help in the presentation of the awards.
Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education Robert Halfon said “These awards are a reminder of the power of apprenticeships, and I am delighted that the winners are successfully climbing up the ladder of opportunity by establishing a rewarding career path.”
For over 40 years now, Central YMCA, one of the UK’s leading education, health and wellbeing charities, has successfully trained thousands of learners each year and seen them go on to build rewarding and fulfilling careers. Over the past 11 years alone they have supported more than 20,000 apprentices.
Ryan Palmer, Interim Chief Executive at Central YMCA said “A truly inspiring evening, celebrating the achievements of our learners, the power of apprenticeships and the value of collaborative partnerships with employers, partner training providers and policy makers.”