Big Brothers Big Sisters charts successful course

first_img Email the author Sponsored Content Hole sponsors were Colin McCrary and Auto Sports and Tee sponsors were Army Aviation, Witherington Group, SARHA, Lambda Chi Alpha, Dr. Patrician Block and Dr. Bonnie Cannon. The Hole-in-One sponsor was Sanbuck.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County has been serving children and families since 1998.Through the program, 227 children have been matched with adult mentors.“The need for mentors remains high,” Conner said. “Those who have the time and a place in their heart for children are encouraged to contact us to find out more about the opportunities to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters.”For more information, call 566-2454. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Next Up“This year the Tee It Up for Kids Sake golf tournament raised $10,000 for our programs and those dollars make a difference in the lives of a lot of young people,” Conner said. “Right now, we have 60 matches and that’s great but we also have 165 kids who are waiting for a match. Hopefully, the golf tournament generated greater awareness of Big Brothers Big Sister and created more interest.”The success of the tournament was due to two factors — those who teed it up for the kids and the sponsors of the event.The first place team in the tournament was Derick Bracewell, Warren Kelly, Mickey Dichiara and Seth Goree. Right on the heels of the low scorers were Stewart Taylor, Will Mullis, Mike Davis and Bob Lambert. The third place team was Rick Cochran, Matt Qualls, Jeramy Cline and Jerry Miller.” “We appreciate the support of all those who participated and I think they all had a really great time,” Conner said. “And, I can’t say enough to thank our sponsors. They really came through for us.”The Eagle sponsors for the tournament were Airtek Construction, Bell Outdoor Signs, DeMarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys, First National Bank of Brundidge and Troy, Sanders Lead, Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wal-Mart DC 7019 and Robin Sullivan and Jimmy Barron.Troy Bank & Trust was the tournament’s appetizer and meal sponsor.Birdie sponsors were Alpha Tau Omega of Troy University, K&W Plastics, Pepsi Cola of Luverne, The Printing Press, Don Walker’s Western Wear and the Troy Exchange Club. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 31, 2009 Print Articlecenter_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories You Might Like Bonds revoked for two suspects Bonds for two charged with rape, kidnapping and robbery at a Troy home have been revoked. Ronald Demarkus Thomas, 25,… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Big Brothers Big Sisters charts successful course All of the dollars have been counted and all the t’s crossed and, by all accounts, the Tee It Up for Kids Sake golf tournament was a great success.The four-man scramble is an annual event of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pike County and all the proceeds benefit the organization’s programs.Melinda Conner, activities coordinator, said the golf tournament is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ major fundraiser and it is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the organization’s programs and a recruiting tool for the Bigs. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

News story: New Apprenticeship Campaign ‘Fire It Up’ launches

first_imgLeading employers have woken up to the benefits apprenticeships bring to their workplaces, Education Secretary Damian Hinds said today, with top firms including Marks & Spencer and Lloyds Banking Group taking on thousands of apprentices on the Government’s new, higher quality apprenticeship programmes.At a time when many young people will be considering their futures, the Education Secretary wants parents, schools and colleges to make sure apprenticeships are being promoted alongside more traditional academic routes.So today (Thursday 17 January) the Government is launching a new campaign to promote apprenticeships among young people, parents and employers, whilst confirming that it will write to the largest school trusts who have not published information on their website about how they will ensure providers of vocational education are able talk to pupils in their schools.As the Prime Minister said in PMQs yesterday, it is important that young people are able to see that there are different routes for them for their futures, different routes into the workplace – and apprenticeships are an important route for some young people. The Government is also writing to local authorities to remind schools about the requirement to do this to make sure pupils have the full range of information about different career paths that are open to them.Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: A new generation of Higher Technical Qualifications – an alternative to a university degree to help more people get on in their careers and so employers can access the skills they need. These qualifications at ‘Level 4 and 5’ – like Diplomas of Higher Education and Foundation Degrees – sit in between A Levels and a degree in subjects like engineering and digital. The kind of training that helps someone step up from being a healthcare support worker to a nursing associate or a bricklayer to a construction site supervisor. Reforming the pupil destination measure – the information published in school and college performance tables about what higher study or training pupils go on to do after they leave – to create one measure that shows how many young people are doing higher training of any type. The new destination measure will show separately how many young people go on to study degrees, higher technical apprenticeships or Higher Technical Qualifications like a Higher National Diploma. Matching skills to jobs – new guidance and a package of support for Skills Advisory Panels – local partnerships between public and private sector employers, local authorities, colleges and universities – to assess what skills are needed in their local area. Nearly three quarters (71%) of apprentices agreed that their chances of earning a higher wage in future had increased, and (80%) agreed that their chances of going on to higher levels of training had also increased. Of those who completed an apprenticeship, 90% secured a job or went on to further learning, with 88% in sustained employment Employers also report benefits such as improved productivity (78%), improved product or service quality (74%) as well as the new ideas apprentices bring to their organisation (65%). 83% would also recommend apprentices to other business. According to a recent survey by the Sutton Trust, more and more young people are considering apprenticeships as an option after leaving school – almost two thirds (64%) said they would be interested in starting an apprenticeship instead of going to university. This is a rise of nine percentage points from 2014, when 55% of young people said they were interested in this route. The Sutton Trust survey also shows that men who start an apprenticeship earn 23% more than those who left school with only GCSEs and roughly 16% more than those who left education with a level 2 vocational qualification. For women, those who start an apprenticeship earn 15% more than those who left school with only GCSEs and about 4% more than those who left education with a level 2 vocational qualification. Young people like me are thinking about their options. University is a good idea, but it is not for everyone. Ultimately it wasn’t for me because I didn’t feel it was preparing me for the job I really wanted. My apprenticeship was an amazing combination of world-class on-the-job learning, hyper relevant qualifications, with a clear potential career ahead of me. All while earning a salary! Mr Hinds has pointed to these figures as proof that employers and young people are starting to recognise the benefits of apprenticeships to young people and businesses.Alim Jalloh, apprentice at Channel 4 and campaign star said:center_img The Government is already taking action to transform technical and vocational education in this country. This includes working with employers to overhaul the apprenticeship system so that it delivers higher quality, more flexible apprenticeships that cover a wider range of sectors and professions and introducing new, gold standard T Levels from 2020 – the technical equivalent to A Levels.In December last year, Mr Hinds set out his 10 year ambition to get more people into skilled jobs that command higher wages and help put Britain’s technical education system on a par with the best in the world. This includes: Anyone considering an apprenticeship can be reassured that it offers high-quality training and a range of exciting career options. The new apprenticeships known as ‘standards’ have been developed in collaboration with leading firms to ensure they provide people with the skills and knowledge that they are looking for in job hunters. There is a huge range of apprenticeships to choose from including aerospace engineering, nuclear science, teaching, nursing, digital marketing, fashion and law, with the opportunity to study right up to degree level. Apprentices will earn while they learn and can expect to receive around 700 training hours on average – up from 560 hours the year before.The Department for Education has launched its new ‘Fire it Up’ campaign to help raise awareness of the huge variety of apprenticeship options available for people of all ages and backgrounds.The new campaign includes national TV and social media adverts, and a new website that provides helpful advice and information as well as access to thousands of apprenticeship opportunities across the country.#FireItUpTo make sure young people can hear about and understand all the options available to them, like doing an apprenticeship or going to a further education college, the Government backed the Baker Clause in January 2017. The clause stipulates schools must invite a wide range of education and training providers in to help young people choose the right career path for them. Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton is writing to the 5 largest Multi Academy Trusts currently not complying with the clause to remind them of their legal duty and if there is evidence that a school is not providing their students with a full range of information, the Government will take appropriate action.Through its nationwide Enterprise Adviser Network, The Careers & Enterprise Company is also working with schools and colleges to promote technical options and apprenticeships as well giving young people more experience of the world of work.Analysis has highlighted the positive benefits apprenticeships are bringing to individuals and workplaces across the country, dispelling the myth that a traditional academic route is the only path to a good job. Findings include: We are seeing the apprenticeship system in this country come of age, with leading employers waking up to the benefits apprenticeships can bring. The sad truth is that outdated and snobby attitudes are still putting people off apprenticeships which means they’re missing out on great jobs and higher salaries – many of them in the sorts of firms graduates look to land jobs with after university. It’s vital that we challenge people’s thinking about apprenticeships which is why the Government’s new ‘Fire It Up’ campaign will aim to shift deeply held views and drive more people towards an apprenticeship. At the same time we need to make sure that young people have access to information about all of the opportunities that are out there so we are taking action to make sure all schools invite a wide range of providers in to help young people choose the right career path for them.last_img read more