News story published on 23 December 2013
The first cohort of students from Cross Keys Academy have been presented with their certificates on Wednesday 11 December 2013. The ten students have all successfully completed their level one vocational training in care and employability work skills. The course is run by the housing association’s care service, Cross Keys Care, in conjunction with City College Peterborough.
The course consisted of two weeks intensive training in all aspects of care, followed up by work experience and shadowing experienced care workers. The students will now all be interviewed for positions within Cross Keys Care and the hope is to recruit students into permanent roles with in the growing care service. All the students are jobseekers engaged with Cross Keys Homes’ Working 4U programme.
Claire Higgins, Deputy Chief Executive at Cross Keys Homes, said: “We would all like to congratulate these students on all their hard work. The Academy is a really exciting development for Cross Keys Care and will help us to recruit fantastic staff for the future. It is also a further demonstration of our commitment to helping our tenants and others around the city, to develop the skills needed to help them into employment. We are planning another course early in the new year and also one for young people looking to get into a career in care.”
Tanya Meadows, Vice Principal at City College Peterborough, said “We are delighted to work in partnership with Cross Keys Care to deliver the skills and qualifications people need to get into work. The care industry continues to grow and we know that there are job opportunities for people who complete the programme.”