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A youth project run by Nacro has helped to raise aspirations and reduce rates of antisocial behaviour on some of Burnley's most troubled estates by over 40%.
WorldSkills London – the country's largest careers event for young people is taking place in October. It marks the start of a 12-month countdown to WorldSkills London 2011 where the world's largest skills competition will showcase how skills shape our world.
Jamie Oliver was in London recently to launch a new Edexcel qualification, Jamie's Home Cooking Skills. The event was attended by around 50 schools that learnt all about the new BTEC qualification and enjoyed a cooking demonstration from Jamie with the help of a student from Regent's Vocational College in London.
Carshalton College will be welcoming local businesses and learners to their free Power Assessment and Training Centre Open Event on Wednesday 23 February.
Chesterfield College learners have taken part in a week-long series of activities to celebrate equality and diversity. Activities included dance lessons, experiencing a taste of life as someone with a disability, skill swapping and a fashion show.
The music team at City of Bath College are using Facebook and YouTube to create social networking for their students. This has had a direct and positive impact on e-learning, and has been so popular with the students that there has been a 100% success rate for assignments completed.
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