This Thursday (12th December) learners on Ospreys in the Community’s TACKLE programme will gather at the Village Hotel Swansea for the inaugural TACKLE awards!
After a hugely successful year schools, learners, partners and organisations will all be in attendance to celebrate the continued growth of the programme across the region.
Since the new funding from the National Lottery Community fund started back in March, the programme has gone from strength to strength. 83 schools’ sessions have been delivered to over 100 participants, and the benefits have been highly commended by those taking part. 79% stated that TACKLE has helped them improve their confidence and teamwork skills and 73% claim that TACKLE has improved their communication skills and open their eyes to learn about the wide range of opportunities available to them.
More than 2,000 hours of TACKLE has been delivered across all programmes during 2019 and 80% of those who attended a traineeship said that they would absolutely recommend the programme to their friends.
We’ll also be announcing our new Ambassadors at the awards who will help us to shape the programme in 2020.
The role of the ambassadors will be to raise profile of the programme and will all come from various backgrounds. Each one will have different passions with the hopes of developing new events, sessions and workshops. This might include targeting certain celebratory days or weeks e.g. Coding week or campaigns including “Girls into Technology.”
The awards also come after last week’s training week which saw 108 individuals attend including young people, volunteers, coaches, staff and Osprey players.
Girls at Gowerton Comprehensive school also took part in a Girls only Tackle day which included coding workshops from Discovery by Three to learn all about women in technology where only 5% of the roles are fulfilled by women! They also heard from community hub officer and Wales Women international, Kayleigh Powell on her rugby journey and the growth of women’s rugby in Wales.
Learners on the training week also underwent a coaching workshop with community officer, Joe Gage alongside the wider OitC family. First aid and mental health awareness talks, media workshops and inspiring talks about entrepreneurs from Big Ideas Wales, learners on TACKLE have been exposed to a variety of different options and possible career paths whilst on the programme over the past year.
Proving how successful TACKLE has been, just look at the results from our Summer Traineeship:
38 Positive Outcomes
45 Qualifications Obtained
59 Mock Interviews Delivered
9 Guest Workshops & Workplace Visits