A scheme set up to encourage young people in the Mansfield area into a career has been named as a finalist for a region award.
Career Champions is a nominee for the Education and Business Partnership Award at the East Midlands Chamber Awards.
Made up of Berni Dickinson, director of the Mansfield Area Partnership, Caroline Cox, operations manager from Mansfield 2020, and Katrina Atherton, business director of A-Star Media, the team set up Career Champions in the summer of 2013 to engage local schools and businesses.
The Education and Business Partnership Award celebrates the Career Champions collaborative work with schools and employers to develop a local Careers and Employability Framework ‘bridging the gap’ between young people and the world of work.
The Career Champions Partners give young epople opportunities to work with and meet local employers so they can make career decisions and develop employability skills to secure future jobs, further training and education.
On being named as finalists Katrina said: “We’re honoured and excited to be recognised at such a high level for the work we are doing.
“Mansfield is a brilliant town with a wealth of young talent and we’re helping businesses to tap into that resource, it’s really rewarding!”
Career Champions will find out if they have been successful at the East Midlands Chamber Awards in September.