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Business and education strengthen partnership

Posted onPosted on 19th Dec

Business support group Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 has announced R.E.A.L. Education as its new patron.

Since its formation in 2008, the Mansfield-based company has re-engaged children and young people in learning.

It takes a holistic approach to its learners’ needs, building a team around each child and working with stakeholders to effect change.

It also creates links with businesses to create ‘real life’ experiences and opportunities to inspire students and give their young people a supported transition into the world of business, commerce and further education.

2020 said R.E.A.L. Education was providing creative educational solutions for children and young people who were ‘lost to learning’ and ‘hard to place’ that was helping the Mansfield and Ashfield community and making a positive impact.

A spokesman said: “The local business community is passionate about giving back to young people and keen to play an active role in shaping the future workforce.

“Patronage to 2020 will raise the profile amongst local business leaders that can help R.E.A.L. develop self-confidence and self-belief in young people.”

Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 chairman Russell Jones said: “Businesses need to help education establishments expose young people to the work-ready skills that are constantly under review and we look forward to bridging that gap together.

Rich Smith, operations director for R.E.A.L. Education, added: “Since joining 2020 as a member, it has been clear to us the benefit of developing quality working relationships with local businesses.”