Three Stockport Council apprentices are among the first in the country to receive a Bronze iDEA award.
Erika Siermaszko, Lucy Scragg and Sadie Fallows earned the award as part of the iDEA programme, launched by HRH The Duke of York – an online vocational programme designed to help people of all ages “badge their brilliance”.
The programme supports participants to develop their digital and enterprise skills and enhance their chances on the job market.
Erika and Lucy, who joined the Council in December 2017, embarked on the programme to complement their apprenticeships and round out their skillset – especially important with up to 90% of jobs expected to have a digital element by 2040.
The pair are now ambassadors for the programme and have been supporting local schools and colleges to access the programme, presenting to Cheadle Hulme High School year 10 students and staff from Bramhall, High School.
Picture: Stockport Council Associate Project Management apprentices, Lucy Scragg (L) and Erika Siemaszko (R), receive their Bronze iDEA certificates from HRH the Duke of York. Certificates presented by Cllr Dean Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Education, and Alison Cresswell, Head of Participation & Education Services.