Mike Tennent, managing director of Tavcom, took part in an awards ceremony at Highbury College, Portsmouth, to acknowledge the achievements of students with learning disabilities who have provided a valuable service to Tavcom.
Paper Dreams, part of Highbury College’s Foundation Studies department, provides training for adults with learning disabilities in order to improve their chances of finding work within the community. The Quality of Service award presented by Mike Tennent recognised the consistently high levels of service that Paper Dreams had provided to Tavcom over the last five years.
Students who attend the Paper Dreams training programmes have assisted Tavcom by printing, compiling and binding course material for the hundreds of security industry training courses which are conducted every year at the company’s Bishops Waltham training centre.
“Rather like the security professionals who improve their skills when they use the ‘hands-on’ facilities in our workshops, the Paper Dreams students are able to obtain work experience by providing a service to companies such as Tavcom,” said Mike Tennent. “It is a commercial arrangement but we are nevertheless very pleased to be able to contribute to the opportunities for the students to gain real-life practical skills and they have told us that they are thrilled that Tavcom students across the world are recipients of their good work.”
Highbury is a general further education college with over 45 years teaching and learning experience which takes pride in its commitment to equality and diversity, supporting students of all abilities from all backgrounds. Its 11/12 student success rates make it the top performing college in Hampshire and in 2011 the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), judged Highbury to be a Grade 1 outstanding College.