Training provider on shortlist for honour

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A training provider that helps youngsters find employment has been shortlisted for a national award.

Barnardo’s Palmersville Training has been shortlisted in the Youth Employment award at the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) Employability Awards 2015.

To be a finalist is testament to the continuing hard work and commitment of everyone at Palmersville Training in improving the life chances of young people

Geoff Mount, head of operations at Barnardo’s Employment, Training and Skills

It has been nominated for demonstrating exceptional commitment in delivering employment services to young people.

Barnardo’s Palmersville Training is a work-based learning provider that has provided learning and skills for more than 30 years to more than 15,000 young people aged 14 to 24 from across Tyneside, in a range of vocational and pre-vocational courses.

Geoff Mount, head of operations at Barnardo’s Employment, Training and Skills, said: “It’s fantastic that Barnardo’s Palmersville Training has been shortlisted as a finalist for this prestigious award with ERSA.

“To be a finalist is testament to the continuing hard work and commitment of everyone at Palmersville Training in improving the life chances of young people.

“Having worked with Palmersville training for over 25 years, I’m now seeing the children of some of young people from the early 90s starting courses – just recently a parent said to me, ‘after what Barnardo’s did for me, there isn’t anywhere else I’d have thought about sending my son’.

“What makes Barnardo’s different is the high levels of support we give to young people to enable them to progress in their chosen career and enter the labour market.”

The award winner will be announced at a special ceremony in London on June 16.