Aragon rewarded for great work
Published by Mark Sibson for Grand Union Housing Group in Housing
Steve Hill, Aragon’s Head of Customer Service and Resident Involvement, Christine McWilliams, Elliott Stephenson, Aragon’s Financial Wellbeing Advisor and David McMahon
Local housing provider, Aragon Housing Association, has seen its pioneering programme to recruit and train young apprentices win an award.
Project Mackenzie, which is run in partnership with world champion athlete Kriss Akabusi, scooped the Learning through Partnership prize at the Adult Learners Week Awards.
The course offers young people a chance to gain qualifications with an opportunity of getting an apprenticeship and has so far seen 12 out of 26 participants go on to gain employment.
Steve Hill, Aragon’s Head of Customer Service and Resident Involvement, said: “Project Mackenzie has been a huge success and to see this being recognised with awards such as this is fantastic.
“All the hard work by not only by everyone who made the course possible, but also the participants has been rewarded with this.”
This award wasn’t Aragon’s only success of the night though. Their Where Why Web internet training courses won the Community Learning Champion award and two tenants, David McMahon and Christine McWilliams saw success in the Learning into Work and Lifelong Learner categories respectively.
The ceremony took place at Shuttleworth College in Old Warden and celebrated achievement and recognised good practice in the field of learning across Bedfordshire and Luton.