Two learners from the Growth Company have made the shortlist of nominees for the Manchester Adult Education and Skills Plan Awards, which celebrate the achievements of adult learners across the city and the organisations which help them to flourish.
Lindsay Smith has been shortlisted in the Higher Education category, while Andrea Bailey is recognised in the Learning for Work category.
Both learners completed a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship with the Growth Company in partnership with the University of Bolton. Lindsay successfully achieved a 2:1 despite juggling home-schooling her children during the pandemic and stepping into a more demanding management role. Meanwhile, Andrea, who works as Business Partner at Apadmi, showed utmost determination to complete her studies even though she was experiencing some difficult situations in her personal life – including her mother being diagnosed with cancer.
Lindsay and Andrea will be invited to attend the prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 30th June at Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Digital Arts (SODA).
Jon-Paul Rimington, Managing Director of GC Education and Skills, said: “We are delighted that our learners have been announced as finalists in the Manchester Adult Education and Skills Awards. We are proud to receive this recognition in the adult education and skills field and show the impact our organisation has, not only on individuals’ lives and careers but the massive commitment our learners and employers show to developing themselves and their teams. We will continue to deliver world-class education and value the adult education and skills system while actively engaging in shaping programmes that help them to thrive. We look forward to the awards ceremony and wish everyone the very best of luck!”
We would like to wish Lindsay and Andrea the very best of luck and congratulate them on all their achievements so far with their studies.
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