Local MP celebrates beacon status with award winning local education team

Lynne Featherstone MP with 5E director Raj Doshi and students Rachel Williams and Pauline Bailey celebrating the recent Beacon Award, Selby Centre, October 2009To celebrate local skills provider 5E’s recent Beacon award, Lynne Featherstone MP last week presented certificates to outstanding learners at the Selby Centre in Tottenham.

Earlier this year, the not-for-profit education provider became only the second Haringey organisation to get the prestigious LSIS Beacon award for delivering outstanding teaching and learning. The organisation teaches skills to help local residents get on the job market and to continue professional development.

On Friday, the Hornsey and Wood Green MP joined director Raj Doshi and hundreds of graduates in celebrating the local charity’s achievements with speeches, certificates and a range of exotic foods.

Lynne Featherstone MP comments:

“5E really is exceptional – it’s a local organisation that is there to help people gain the skills and qualifications needed for better jobs, and to act as a stepping stone for a brighter future. And in doing that, they have done such an amazing job that they now are seen as a shining beacon – leading the way for other organisations in the field.

“In difficult times, places like 5E are true life savers, and that’s why I’m so happy to be here today to share the success with hundreds of local residents. Well done to Raj, his remarkable staff and the many successful graduates for their outstanding work.”

About 5E: 5E is a not-for profit educational provider aimed at teaching skills to hard to reach and disadvantaged groups. For more information see www.fivee.co.uk