10 Aug 2021

Council congratulates young Islanders

The Isle of Wight Council is commending the achievements of young Islanders gaining A Level results, technical qualifications, and apprenticeships – particularly in the face of challenges caused by COVID-19 over the last 18 months.  

Cabinet lead for Children’s Services, Education and Skills, Councillor Debbie Andre, said: “ “We are extremely proud of our Post-16 students who have shown, once again, resilience and strength. “They have continued to work hard throughout the pandemic and all the disruptions that has brought.

“I would like to congratulate all of the students on their hard work during unprecedented times and how they have responded to those challenges. I also wish to thank the tutors and employers who have shown determination and compassion in supporting these young people through their studies and apprenticeships. Families and carers can also feel very proud of the increased support they have also had to give our young people over the past year.”

Determining final A Level results and securing technical qualifications is important for young people to be able to move on to higher education, apprenticeships, and other work placed training opportunities.

Councillor Andre added: “On behalf of the council, I wish post-16 students the greatest success. We want all students to go on to further achievements, whether that is university, starting an apprenticeship, or employment.”

Any young person who has received their results and needs help or advice about their next options can speak to their school’s careers advisor or contact Island Futures – the council’s career advice service for young people – email iisland.futures@iow.gov.uk or call (01983) 823888. You call also visit the Island Futures website which has information and advice for an extensive range of careers.

On results day (Tuesday 10 August) and on Wednesday 11 August, Island Futures – the Isle of Wight Council’s careers advice service for young people – will also be operating an A level phone line, between 9am and 5pm, that young people can call for advice: 01983 823888 or email island.futures@iow.gov.uk .

Students who may be feeling uncertain, anxious or stressed about the future as they move on to university, employment or other training can also seek support from Young Minds, who will help to encourage them to look after their mental health and identify when to ask for help. Additional mental health and wellbeing resources for young people, including local support services and free message services, can be found on the Isle of Wight Mental Health Hub website .

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  • The Isle of Wight Council is commending the achievements of young Islanders gaining A Level results, technical qualifications, and apprenticeships.
  • Any young person who has received their results and needs help or advice about their next options can speak to their school’s careers advisor or contact Island Futures.
 
Isle of Wight, UK