Software Cornwall alongside Cornwall College has been recognised for its work supporting careers education and helping young people into the world of work. The organisation has been named ‘Provider of the Year’ in the West and South West by the Careers & Enterprise Company.
The Careers & Enterprise Company Annual Awards 2018 recognise and celebrate inspirational work being done by schools and colleges, employers, volunteers and careers professionals around England.
A record number of over 200 nominations where submitted for this year's nine award categories, which were decided by panel of independent expert judges. Software Cornwall is a not for profit member network which connects over 100 digital businesses across the county working collaboratively to support the development of the tech community in Cornwall. In 2017, the organisation ramped up their education offering after receiving funding from the Careers Enterprise Company to run a digital outreach programme with secondary schools and students across Cornwall.
Claudia Harris, Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company, said: “Preparing young people for the fast-changing world of work has never been
more important. There is incredible work going on in schools, colleges, employers and more across the country. We hope these awards are a small way to say thank you and shine a light on this amazing work.”
Judge Nick Bowen, Principal at Horizon Community College and who sits on The Careers & Enterprise Company’s Headteacher Advisory Group, said:
“This year we had a record number of entries. It was a real challenge to pick the winners because of the amazing quality of entries. This is a testament to the increasing excellence of careers provision and partnership across the country. Projects/schools/colleges/businesses/individuals like this are helping thousands of young people to fulfil their futures. They should be very proud of themselves.”