Success Stories
Scott Jenkinson
 

Winner of Inspire! Tutor Award

Scott Jenkinson

 

 

Success Stories - Scott Jenkinson

Following what felt like a lifetime of addiction, homelessness and the odd spell in prison, Scott Jenkinson finally managed to ‘break free’ in 2008. However, upon leaving rehabilitation, he found himself ‘stranded in a limbo land’, and feeling that he wasn’t being accepted by ‘normal society’.

“The experience I had of learning gave me a renewed sense of self-belief and what I could achieve.”

Scott recalls, “My old identity of addict and alcoholic was dead and I was searching for my new identity and a place in society. Along came education and I embarked on a journey that was to see me graduate as a teacher in 2015; a journey that had actually started in 2004 on an access course with Coleg Harlech WEA North Wales (now Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales) where the seeds of a new life were first planted. The experience I had of learning gave me a renewed sense of self-belief and what I could achieve.”

“Through my own experience of education, I was able to find freedom, not just from addiction but also freedom from the labels that I had carried for all those years; this in turn has helped to restore my identity and my confidence.”

Scott now passionately believes that education can be a powerful vehicle for transformation, and where he was once the learner he is now an award-winning teacher with us as well as other providers. And long may it continue.

 

 

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