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Ashfield NEET combating initiative welcomes new manager

Sarah Le-Good is set to become the new manager for a pioneering college initiative re-engaging young people through education in Ashfield.

West Nottinghamshire College’s Ashfield Project is now in its second year, and it was set up to specifically target young people who are or are risk of joining the NEET group – those that not currently engaged in employment, education or training.

Ms Le-Good said: "I am thrilled to have got the position as project manager for this already successful centre. It gives the young people of Ashfield many great learning opportunities before they embark on studies at the main College campus and it clearly has a real buzz to it.

"I am also keen to take this project to the next level by further improving progression routes for students and to hopefully work with others towards replicating this facility in the Mansfield area."

The scheme works closely with local partners to help young people who failed to achieve at school because of low attendance or other issues, such as undiagnosed dyslexia, bullying or having caring responsibilities.

"The external support service relationships are excellent such as Connexions and the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Support Service and I hope I can continue with these good relations and extend the provision available to the learners," added Ms Le-Good.

(Pictured: Sarah Le-Good, new manager of the Ashfield Project)

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