Welcome to A.C.E.T.S. – a registered charitable organisation located in The Meadows, Nottingham, England. A.C.E.T.S. aim is to provide practical support, advice, and training, with particular emphasis to African, African-Caribbean and other Disadvantaged people.
We specialise in the following:
Our commitment to providing personally tailored career training and counselling services is summed up in our motto: “Action for Change“.
We are committed to creating long-term beneficial relationships with disadvantaged people and networking with a range of organisations.
A.C.E.T.S. (Afro-Caribbean Education & Training Services) was established in 1991 following a report examining the range of services available in Britain to African, Caribbean and Asian people, particularly those with deaf and hearing-impaired disabilities. The report called “A study of Deaf Education in Britain ” concluded that there was a significant gap between the needs, expectations and aspirations of this group, compared with the services available from the statutory and non-statutory organisations.
A group of people from the African Caribbean Community, including those with hearing difficulties, met in June 1991 to examine ways of influencing service providers to become more responsive to their needs. Consequently, A.C.E.T.S. was established.
A.C.E.T.S. aims and objectives are:
- To advance the education and training of African, Caribbean, Asian, and Other Disadvantaged people.
- To raise awareness of the opportunities for engaging in higher education, training, social development, voluntary services, employment, health education, and family life.
- To assist in influencing policy decision and policy- making in statutory and non-statutory agencies and organisations.
- To assist in increasing the services offered by statutory and non-statutory agencies/organisations to young people, elderly, and people with disabilities.
- To provide practical support, advice and information to members of the target group who are faced with problems.
- To offer disadvantaged people the chance to help other people to become involved in community activities, through active participation, consultation, discussions and by having disabled people participating in training courses.