Aug 23 2007

2007 Business Award Winner

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Business award winner 2007

Business award winner 2007


Motorvate has won the 2007 ‘Investing in Young people Award‘ run by the Coventry Evening Telegraph and the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.

Our course, aimed at youngsters from the age of 13 and uses their interest in cars and motorbikes to develop numeracy and social skills. So far we have helped over 3000 teenagers, including those who lack motivation and who may be close to exclusion from school.
Many candidates on our course proudly testify that the course has helped to give their lives a boost.

As well as teaching safe-driving practices it imparts a knowledge of the impact crime can have on victims.

Motorvate was also a finalist for the award in 2006

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Dec 01 2006

This course has been fantastic for deaf drivers

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A group of deaf people are enjoying safer motoring after completing a driving course in Coventry.

Some 22 drivers aged 16 and upwards, completed practical and theory-based sessions on safe driving, basic car maintenance and road safety.

The course, run by Connexions and Motorvate UK, took place at Hearsall Common in Earlsdon – and has helped some of the group rip up their L-plates.

The sessions aimed to develop the drivers’ confidence and skills, and enable them to go on and take the official driving lessons and test, which five people have since passed. Continue reading “This course has been fantastic for deaf drivers”

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Apr 10 2006

Phil’s drive to develop motor skills

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Phil Moodie teaches young people about the fun and dangers of driving. And at the same time the man who likes to call himself Mr Motivator develops his students’ personal, communication and social skills, while also helping their numeracy and literacy abilities.

Phil Moodie of Motorvate.

Mr Moodie used to organise and run motor vehicle courses but wanted to work more with young people. Three years ago he launched Motorvate UK, a contender for the Coventry & Warwickshire Connexions and the Education Business Consortium-sponsored Evening Telegraph Investing in Young People award.

Motorvate, based in Upper Spon Street in the city centre, specialises in structured motor vehicle educational training courses. They can run anywhere in the country over a number of weeks, and pupils get a nationally-recognised certificate of education in motor vehicle and road user studies. Continue reading “Phil’s drive to develop motor skills”

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Jan 20 2005

New project is set to promote road safety

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A PRE-DRIVING project to raise the road awareness of 14-year-olds in Coventry is giving them excellent road sense and a responsible attitude, according to Connexions personal adviser Jackie Wilson.

The Motorvate course is being run at Barrs Hill School and Community College for about ten pupils.

It is funded by the Learning and Skill’s Council’s (LSC) Local Initiative Fund and supports the LSC’s aims to ensure all people, especially those from under represented groups, have an equal chance to learn. Continue reading “New project is set to promote road safety”

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Jan 06 2000

Youth in the driving seat for 10 weeks

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Bored teenagers are learning all about cars and how to use them safely, in a project designed to heip keep them out of trouble.
The 10-week confidence-boosting programme, called the Momentum Initiative, is targeting 13 to 19-year-olds who may be excluded from school or are at risk of offending. Continue reading “Youth in the driving seat for 10 weeks”