Thousands of Doncaster children to benefit from new skills based academy

Community event.
Community event.

More than 3,500 pupils across the borough are set to benefit from a programme designed to improve the work prospects of youngsters.

The Doncaster Skills Academy is offering a bespoke package of support available to schools via Doncaster Chamber and its partners to further enhance the future work prospects of children.

By the end of this academic year, the skills academy will have supported around 3,500 Doncaster children to develop the right skills and competences for their future careers.

Youngsters from Hall Cross Academy, Campsmount School, McAuley Catholic High School and Armthorpe Academy, ranging from years eight to 13, have completed a variety of modules so far as part of the initiative.

Tina Slater, operations supervisor at Doncaster Chamber, commented: “We are delighted to have supported this many students already through our skills academy, and look forward to continuing this success into the next academic year.

“The feedback we have received from students and schools has been overwhelmingly positive and it has shown that the academy adds real value.”

In addition, businesses have helped deliver a variety of events in schools such as employability days, enterprise sessions and an after-school career event, totalling more than 500 hours.