Lynne Featherstone MP last week attended an award ceremony run by 5E, a not-for-profit organisation with 7 training centres in North and East London.
5E provide accredited IT and vocational training, work-based learning and skills support for unemployed individuals and aim to improve access to high quality education and employment through training, enterprise and employment programmes.
The Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green presented certificates to local residents who have completed the Employability Award and made a positive change in their lives. Most of the recipients previously faced long term unemployment, and had a number of barriers to gaining employment which they are in the process of, or have addressed.
After the awards, Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“It was a pleasure to present the awards, and also to congratulate 5E on the great work that they do in helping the recipients.
“In October 2012, 3,465 people in Hornsey and Wood Green were unemployed and claiming Job Seekers Allowance. It’s vital that these people have access to training and support to secure employment in these tough times.
“I wish 5E and its customers all the best for the future, and hope that many more certificates are presented in the future.”