Training and development organisation, The Source Skills Academy, celebrated its 10th birthday on 11 March with an event hosted by Claire Young who reached the final of BBC1’s The Apprentice in 2008. David Blunkett, MP Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, who opened The Source back in 2003, returned for the celebration.
“When The Source approached me to host their 10th birthday I gladly accepted. The work they do with individuals and businesses across the UK is inspiring and it’s always great to see an organisation that has young people at the heart of their business,” said Young.
The event coincided with National Apprenticeship Week and featured an awards ceremony recognising inspirational individuals and businesses from across the region.
Key speakers and council leaders presented the awards including Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council; Roger Stone, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council; Martin Kimber, Chief Executive of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Richard Wise, Head of Retail Development at British Land.
“The success of the provision and outreach from The Source is demonstrated in the words of learners who, through obtaining basic skills or apprenticeships, have realised their talent, obtained work and with it independence and dignity,” said Blunkett.
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